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Dems In Columbus Another Day To Assess Site For 2016 Convention
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.