Democratic National Convention

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says Philadelphia Will Shine When Democratic National Committee Visits

About twenty members of the DNC site selection committee are in town today and tomorrow.

08/13/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in 2014 file photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

Congressman Brady On Philly Hosting The DNC: ‘I Think We’re Going To Get It’

Official Philly is pulling out all the stops. It wants the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and it wants it badly.

08/12/2014

Top Philadelphia Democrats will be pulling out the stops as they try to convince national party officials to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention right here. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Philadelphia Gets Two Days With Democratic National Committee To Seal The Deal On 2016 Convention

Columbus, Birmingham and Phoenix join Philadelphia and New York as finalists to host the convention.

08/12/2014

(Credit:  Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philly Appears To Hold Early Edge For Democratic National 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.

08/11/2014

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. (credit: Chris Kleponis/Getty Images)

Rendell To Help In Bid To Bring 2016 DNC To Philadelphia

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.

06/23/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

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.

06/07/2014

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

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.

06/06/2014

(File photo: Montgomery County commissioners Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro. Credit: Brad Segall)

Philadelphia Still Among Cities Being Considered for 2016 Democratic Convention

Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Montgomery County’s top elected leader, calls Philadelphia’s presence on the list of 15 remaining candidate cities a good first step, but he says there’s still a long way to go.

04/23/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Local Democrats Gather To Strategize Pitch For 2016 National Convention in Philly

Philadelphia’s most influential politicians, labor leaders, and others held a strategy session at the Union League, as city Democrats make their pitch to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

03/21/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, Governor Tom Corbett, and Archbishop Charles Chaput, discussing their upcoming trip to the Vatican.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

City Council To Take Look At Philadelphia’s Ability To Host Major Events

Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.

03/18/2014

Wells Fargo Center (credit: Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Keeps Itself In Running For 2016 Democratic Convention

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.

02/27/2014

(Area leaders met at the Union League on August 7th to discuss the potential for Philadelphia to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Area Leaders Consider Pitching Philaldelphia for 2016 Democratic Convention

About twenty business, political, and union leaders from around the region gathered for the 90-minute, closed-door meeting at the Union League.

08/07/2013

(US Rep. Bob Brady, at KYW Newsradio studios, in file photo)

Meeting Set To Promote 2016 Democratic Convention For Philadelphia

US congressman Bob Brady is ramping up his effort to lure the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Philadelphia.

08/06/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Local GOPer Files Ethics Complaint Over Nutter’s Use of Staffers at Dem Convention

Mayor Nutter went to the convention in Charlotte, NC with three police officers for security and two aides in tow. The administration puts the cost to taxpayers at just under $7,400.

09/13/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Economic Confidence Rises Despite Republican Efforts Against It

Republicans will continue to talk down the economy for the next two months specifically because they want the economy, and the country, to suffer in order to win an election.

09/12/2012

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