Phoenix, Arizona and Birmingham, Alabama did not make the cut. Three cities, New York City, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio remain on the list to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
“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,” said Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “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.”
In addition, the DNC announced the potential weeks for the 2016 convention to be the weeks of July 18, July 25 or August 22. The DNC will announce a final city and date early next year. This event draws more than 35,000 attendees and generates more than $150 million in revenue.