DNC Committee Coming to Philly For Site Visit

By Queen Muse and Vince Lattanzio
|  Thursday, Jul 3, 2014  |  Updated 11:27 AM EDT
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DNC Committee Coming to Philly For Site Visit

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The Democratic National Committee is headed to Philadelphia in August to survey the city's viability as a potential host of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Philadelphia is one of six cities that the Committee will visit over the next two months as it narrows the number of potential hosts for the convention.

The Committee will also visit Birmingham, Ala.; Columbus, Ohio; New York; Phoenix; and Cleveland, which is also in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The full site visit schedule is as follows:

Birmingham, AL - July 21-22
Cleveland, OH - August 4-5
Columbus, OH - August 6-7
New York, NY (Brooklyn) - August 11-12
Philadelphia, PA - August 13-14
Phoenix, AZ - September 10-11

Philadelphia, along with 14 other towns, was asked to submit a bid to host the multi-day political event by the Democratic National Committee back in March.

Mayor Michael Nutter formerly announced Philadelphia's bid in early June, while Pittsburg Mayor Bill Peduto announced the city's decision to drop its bid, citing financial concerns.

Philadelphia has hosted six political conventions in its history, city officials said. The DNC last hosted its convention in Philadelphia in 1948 when they nominated President Harry Truman to run for The White House. The last political convention to be hosted in the city was the 2000 Republican National Convention.

The DNC is expected to make a decision late this year or early 2015.

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