NYC Planning Bid to Host Democratic Convention in 2016

A spokesman for Mayor de Blasio said New York "is enthusiastically assembling a proposal"

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014  |  Updated 4:22 PM EDT
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NYC Planning Bid for 2016 Convention

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The Democratic National Committee has asked New York and 14 other cities to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016.
 
A spokesman for Mayor de Blasio said New York "is enthusiastically assembling a proposal."
 
The DNC on Tuesday said the party will accept proposals through June 6 and will pick a host city either late this year or early in 2015.
 
In addition to New York and Chicago, the cities asked to submit bids include: Atlanta, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City.
 

New York hosted the Republicans' nominating convention in 2004.

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