Columbus Enters Bid To Host Democratic National Convention In 2016


UPDATED: Friday June 6, 2014 1:45 PM

After getting turned down by the Republican National Committee, the city of Columbus will try to woo the Democrats.

On Friday, Columbus officials announced that they had entered a bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

According to the news release, the city touted "ease of transportation, walkable districts, great food and world class facilities" in their bid.

The political convention could draw as many as 45,000 people into the city. That could bring up to $200 million in economic impact to Central Ohio, according to officials.

Columbus also entered a bid earlier this year to host the RNC, but Columbus was not included on the finalists list.

The selection process for the DNC will continue through the summer of 2014.

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