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Philly, Miami and Nashville looking at 2016 Democratic Convention bids

by: Matt

Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 20:26:03 PM EST


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.

Philadelphia city councilman Jim Kenney went so far as to introduce a resolution in City Council saying Council should accept Schultz’s invitation, “since the Administration does not plan to convey interest in recruiting this massive economic boost to Philadelphia.”

So not clear if Nutter's heart is in this.


Miami announced on Friday it would pursue the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

Organizers are pushing downtown’s AmericanAirlines Arena for a gathering widely expected to put Hillary Clinton atop the Democratic ticket.

Though both Richard Nixon and George McGovern were both nominated at the Miami Beach Convention Center in 1972, the region has since been out of the convention game.

Will 40 years be enough for the Democrats to put the nightmare of the '72 convention behind them?


Nashville officials expressed cautious interest Thursday in bidding to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

"It's an honor for Nashville to be considered for a national convention like this one," [Mayor Karl] Dean spokeswoman Bonna Johnson said. "Interest like this reaffirms that Nashville is a major league city. We will have to see all the details of what the host requirements are — and we may not meet them this time — but we are clearly on track to being able to handle such an event in the coming years."

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. spokeswoman Andrea Arnold said the agency is "responding to the DNC that we are indeed interested."

Cities that have to claim they're major league cities, well, aren't. 

Matt :: Philly, Miami and Nashville looking at 2016 Democratic Convention bids

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On the local radio news, there has been chatter that Mike Nutter is somewhat reticent, but Bob Brady is all over bringing the convention to Philly. It's now clear what Mike's problem is, but there's a lot of support from everyone else to get in a strong bid.

Since I live in the area, I'm partial to having the convention in Philly. But objectively, the city has the facilities and the hotel rooms. In addition, if a stadium is needed, there's strong rail transport from downtown (where the convention center is) to the stadiums. (Note it's a plural!)

And let's not forget the historical connotations: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution came from Philly. The Liberty Bell. What better place to nominate the first female presidential candidate of a major party?

High hopes, kids, high hopes.




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