Dems In Columbus Another Day To Assess Site For 2016 Convention

A Democratic team visits Columbus for a second day as it decides where to hold 2016 political convention.(Photo: .Flickr)
A Democratic team visits Columbus for a second day as it decides where to hold 2016 political convention.(Photo: .Flickr)

State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus’ bid to host the political party’s presidential convention in 2016.

A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee is wrapping up a two-day site visit to Ohio’s capital.

The group was welcomed to the city by sign-waving supporters at a Wednesday rally downtown. The team got a driving tour of the city and saw its convention center, Nationwide Arena and other locations key to the city’s bid.

Additional tours and meetings are planned Thursday before officials hold a press event.

Columbus is among five cities competing for the convention. It’s the only Ohio contender after Cleveland dropped its bid last month, having won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel to host that convention in 2016.

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