Birmingham enters bid for the DNC in 2016

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BIRMINGHAM,Ala, (WIAT)- The city of Birmingham has made a bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

According to a press release from Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Saturday, six cities have submitted bids to host the 2016 convention. Besides Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix also made bids.

“Hosting a party convention is a true honor and we’re thrilled with all the fantastic options that we have going into the next cycle,” said Wasserman Schultz in the release. “We look forward to evaluating these bids and selecting a city to host this special gathering of Democrats.”

Over the coming months, convention bids will be evaluated by a working committee which will include site visits and other inquiries. A final decision will be announced by Wasserman Schultz in late 2014 or early 2015.

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