Democratic National Convention
Democrats are closing in on a final decision on where to hold their 2016 national convention.
A decision could come within a few weeks on whether the Democratic National Committee will choose Philadelphia to host its 2016 nominating convention.
DNC officials say the list of potential host cities for the 2016 nominating convention is now down to just Philadelphia, New York, and Columbus, Ohio.
Democrats have narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities: Columbus in Ohio, New York and Philadelphia.
Chris discusses the latest developments regarding the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, David Gregory’s departure from Meet the Press, and his participation in the ALS ice bucket challenge. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup at 7:00 and Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder at 8:00.
Mayor Nutter repeated not only that the city was up to the task of hosting the convention, but also that it won’t cost local taxpayers a dime.
Chris discusses Philadelphia pitch to host the next Democratic National Convention, the protests against police in Ferguson, MO, and he hosts the first edition of Stigall on the Mall. He also talks to Comedian Kevin Nealon at 7:00.
“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.
About twenty members of the DNC site selection committee are in town today and tomorrow.
Official Philly is pulling out all the stops. It wants the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and it wants it badly.
Columbus, Birmingham and Phoenix join Philadelphia and New York as finalists to host the convention.
The original U.S. capital and now the nation’s fifth largest city, Philadelphia touts its historical significance. It has hosted the presidential nominating convention seven times since 1856, most recently the Republican one in 2000.
Former PA Governor Ed Rendell says he will be among those from the area meeting with the Democratic National Committee on Monday as part of the process to bring the party’s 2016 convention to Philadelphia.
Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has officially announced that the city has submitted it’s proposal to the Democratic National Committee to host the 2016 National Convention.