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Democrats Set National Convention Date for 2016

Wasserman Schultz at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Friday.  

Democrats have not yet chosen where the convention will take place, but DNC officials have narrowed the list down to three cities : Columbus, New York City or Philadelphia. “This is the next step to finalize where and when we will nominate the 45th President of the United States, highlight the Democratic Party’s agenda of fighting for expanded opportunity and contrast it with the Republican Party’s commitment to the fortunate few,” Wasserman Schultz, a Floridian, said in a news release. “We are still in discussions with three excellent cities and are looking forward to a diverse and inclusive convention that displays our party’s values.”  

Republicans are holding their convention the week before in Cleveland , Ohio.  

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