Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch | Jessica Wehrman
Three down, two to go.
The Democratic National Committee Monday knocked Phoenix, Ariz., and Birmingham, Ala., off the list of potential hosts of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, leaving only Brooklyn, Philadelphia as rivals to Columbus still vying to host the convention.
A third city, Cleveland, bowed out of the competition after the Republican National Committee selected it as the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
“You can’t get to the final unless you’re in the semi-finals,” said Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Jefferson Township. “So it’s great news.”
DNC officials are expected to select the site early next year.
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