Democrats Announce 2016 Convention City Finalists

Republicans already have chosen Cleveland to host their 2016 National Convention. Democrats, however, are still mulling their options, according to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which this week announced three finalist host cities: New York, Philadelphia, and Columbus, OH. Two semifinalists, Phoenix and Birmingham, did not advance.

"We're thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process to determine where Democrats will come together to nominate the 45th president of the United States," DNC Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). "We are fortunate to have such a diverse and vibrant group of cities interested in hosting this special event and we thank Phoenix and Birmingham for showcasing their special communities. We look forward to working with Columbus, New York, and Philadelphia as we go forward."

The DNC also announced the potential dates for its 2016 convention: the weeks of July 18, July 25, and Aug. 22. A final date and host city will be announced in early 2015.

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