Democratic National Convention
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About twenty business, political, and union leaders from around the region gathered for the 90-minute, closed-door meeting at the Union League.
US congressman Bob Brady is ramping up his effort to lure the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Philadelphia.
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.
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