2016 Democratic National Convention

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2016 Democratic National Convention
2016 Presidential Election
Wells Fargo Center.jpg PA Convention Center 1993 Highsmith.jpg
The Wells Fargo Center (top) and the Pennsylvania Convention Center (bottom) will be the sites of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Convention
Date(s) July 25-28, 2016
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue Wells Fargo Center
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Candidates
Presidential nominee TBD
Vice Presidential nominee TBD
2012  ·  2020

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is the gathering at which delegates of the United States Democratic Party will choose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national election. It will be held the week of July 25, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, with some events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.[1][2]

Selection[edit]

Philadelphia was selected by the Democratic National Convention on February 12, 2015 as the host city for the party's 2016 Convention.[3] The primary venue, where the nominee will be selected, will be the Wells Fargo Center. The Pennsylvania Convention Center will also be used for some events.[4][2]

List of cities considered[edit]

The cities listed in Bold are those in which interest for bidding on hosting the convention was expressed.

Revised list of finalists, November 2014[edit]

On November 24, 2014, the Democratic National Committee announced it had narrowed down the candidates to host the convention to the following three candidates:[5]

Revised list of finalists, July 2014[edit]

In July 2014, the Democratic National Committee narrowed the list of candidates for cities to host the convention to the following five finalists, after Cleveland was awarded the 2016 Republican National Convention:[7]

List of finalists, June 2014[edit]

On June 7, 2014, the Democratic National Committee narrowed the list of candidates for cities to host the convention to six finalists,[8] leaving the following cities in contention:

List of semi-finalists, May 2014[edit]

The following cities were invited in a second round by the Democratic National Committee to bid on hosting the convention:[9]

In an August 2013 meeting organized by congressman Bob Brady, various Philadelphia business, political, and union leaders discussed the possibility of bidding to host the Democratic National Convention.[13] Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter subsequently expressed concern about the potential costs to the city, citing the potential need to raise millions of dollars in private donations.[14]

Other cities invited in the first round[edit]

The following cities were invited in the first round by the Democratic National Committee to bid on hosting the convention:[15][16]

Cities that have withdrawn from bidding[edit]

The following cities were invited by the DNC to bid on hosting the convention, but have withdrawn from consideration.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DelReal, Jose A. (January 23, 2013). "DNC chooses convention date". Washington Post. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150128_ap_44f4ff021b7e4357a02c478d49c565ac.html
  3. ^ USA Today
  4. ^ New York Times
  5. ^ "The 3 Finalists To Host The 2016 Democratic National Convention". The Huffington Post. November 24, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/37/33/all-brooklyn-dnc-tour-2014-08-15-bk_37_33.html
  7. ^ Kucinich, Jackie (July 24, 2014) "Will it be cheesesteaks, sunshine or fame that tip the scale? Members of Congress make their pitches to host the DNC convention", The Washington Post. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  8. ^ Thomas, Ken. "6 Cities Competing for 2016 Democratic Convention". ABC News. American Broadcast Corporation. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Democratic National Committee asks Chicago to apply for 2016 convention". Chicago Sun-Times.com. April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (June 6, 2014) "On heels of GOP visit, Cleveland officially submits bid to host Democratic National Convention in 2016", The Plain Dealer. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  11. ^ Wehrman, Jessica (June 7, 2014) "Columbus submits official bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention", The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  12. ^ Grynbaum, Michael (June 6, 2014). "The New York Times". 
  13. ^ "Area Leaders Consider Pitching Philadelphia for 2016 Democratic Convention". CBS Philadelphia. August 7, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Meeting Set To Promote 2016 Democratic Convention For Philadelphia". CBS Philadelphia. August 6, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  15. ^ Schultheis, Emily (April 5, 2014). "Columbus seeks Democrats’ 2016 convention". Politico. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ Preston, Mark (April 5, 2014). "For 2016, Democrats hunt for a convention city". Politico. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Sorry Austin Dems: City Won't Host 2016 Democratic Convention". Kut.org. February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  18. ^ "47th Democratic National Convention Location: TBA Dates: TBA 2016". 2016.democratic-convention.org. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Milwaukee no longer in consideration to host 2016 DNC". Willamette Week. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Portland Declines Nomination to Compete to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention". Willamette Week. February 25, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Seattle won’t bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention". The Seattle Times. March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Thanks but no thanks, Buckhorn says to bid for Democratic National Convention". Willamette Week. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  23. ^ Tetreault, Steve (June 5, 2014) "Las Vegas a no go for 2016 Democratic convo", Las Vegas-Review Journal. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  24. ^ "Miami drops bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention", Tampa Bay Times. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  25. ^ (June 3, 2014) "Orlando withdraws as possible host city for 2016 DNC convention", WOFL FOX 35 Orlando. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  26. ^ Bauder, Bob (June 6, 2014) "Pittsburgh drops bid to host Democratic National Convention", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  27. ^ "An 'I-70 Series' of national political conventions for Missouri in 2016? It's possible". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 7, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  28. ^ "St. Louis declines invitation to bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 


Preceded by
2012
Charlotte, North Carolina
Democratic National Conventions Succeeded by
2020
Location TBD