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Columbus welcomes Democratic National Committee members
Ohio Democrats push for the 2016 presidential convention; Cleveland already got the RNC
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern helped welcome Democratic national Committee members.
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About a thousand people gathered in Columbus earlier today to urge visiting representatives from the Democratic National Committee to pick the state’s Capital city for the 2016 national convention.

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern says it is important for the crowd to send the message that the convention should be in Columbus because of the state’s role in national politics.

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“And we will celebrate in 2016 by electing the next president of the United States, a Democrat, right here in the Buckeye state, and she will be a great president," Redfern says.

This week, the Republican Party is expected to approve a recommendation to host its 2016 convention in Cleveland.

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