DNC Narrows List of Potential Cities to Host 2016 Convention
The Democratic National Committee said this week it had narrowed its list of possible convention sites for its 2016 Democratic National Convention to three: Columbus, Ohio; New York City, and Philadelphia. The committee also had been considering Birmingham, Ala., and Phoenix on its short list. The actual convention date has not been decided. It will be held during of the weeks beginning July 18, July 25 or Aug. 22, 2016. In a statement, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the committee's chairwoman, said the party was "fortunate to have such a diverse and vibrant group of cities interested in hosting this special event." She also thanked Birmingham and Phoenix for showcasing their communities.