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Columbus woos national Democrats in hopes of landing the 2016 convention
Ohio's role in national politics is a key pitch point
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Columbus Mayor Coleman pitches his city.
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Democrats in Columbus said goodbye today to a team of national officials who will be deciding whether the city will host the party’s 2016 convention. And Democratic leaders say they think the two-day site visit went very well.

Athens County native David Wilhelm is the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and selected Chicago for the 1996 Democratic convention. He thinks Columbus is as well positioned now as Chicago was then.

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"I think we proved over the last two days that we are ready, that we have the financial capacity, that we have the logistical capacity, that we have a city that wants it, that we have a unified city led by a strong mayor." 

Committee CEO Amy Dacey did not say how the Democrats were leaning but says the city met certain criteria for the in-person visit. 

Columbus was the second city for the team to visit of the five cities in contention for the convention. The other cities are Birmingham, New York City, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Cleveland dropped out of the running last month after Republicans selected it for their 2016 convention.

 

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