DNC Announces Convention Dates

President Barack Obama and his family and Vice President Joe Biden and his family celebrate their nominations as the confetti falls at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
AP/Carolyn Kaster

The Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (R-FL) announced Friday.

While the DNC has not settled on a host city yet, the committee is in final contract negotiations with Columbus, New York, and 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 said in a statement.

According to the DNC the committee will announce its decision on the location of the convention “in the coming weeks.”

“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,” Wasserman Schultz added.

Last week the Republican National Committee announced it had selected July 18-21 for its convention, set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio.

“The convention will be held significantly earlier than previous election cycles, allowing access to crucial general election funds earlier than ever before to give our nominee a strong advantage heading into Election Day,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said last week.


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