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WASHINGTON, DC — There were high hopes from Ohio officials that the both political conventions would be hosted in the Buckeye State.

But those dreams were dashed Thursday morning when the Democratic party revealed they had selected Philadelphia over finalist cities Columbus and Brooklyn, NY.

The DNC will take place the week of July 25, 2016.

“I am thrilled to announce that Philadelphia will host the convention where we will nominate the 45th President of the United States,” DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says. “In addition to their commitment to a seamless and safe convention, Philadelphia’s deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special gathering. I cannot wait to join Democrats across the country to celebrate our shared values, lay out a Democratic vision for the future, and support our nominee.”

The DNC’s Technical Advisory Group evaluated cities across the country, looking at factors such as hotel capacity, transportation, security, financing and logistics.



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News

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