Columbus Officials Answer Questions For Democratic National Convention Committee


UPDATED: Monday June 23, 2014 4:28 PM

Columbus leaders are entering the next phase of their bid to land the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

A small group of Columbus officials are in Washington, D.C. to meet with party leaders.

Columbus is one of six cities attempting to land the Democratic National Convention. The others include Birmingham, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.

On Monday, city leaders presented technical details and answered questions for the DNC.

Mayor Michael Coleman says the Columbus 2016 committee is ready to show the DNC that the city is ready to host.

Brian Ross, CEO of Experience Columbus, presented alongside the mayor.

“Columbus is on the move and will continue to be a key stop on any candidate’s road to the White House because we are home to such engaged, active, progressive people and organizations," said Ross in a news release.

If chosen, this would be the first time Columbus hosted a national political convention.

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