BIRMINGHAM (WHNT)- The Democratic National Committee announced Saturday that Birmingham and five other cities had submitted bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The party will nominate its candidate for President at the convention.
In addition to Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix all submitted bids.
“Hosting a party convention is a true honor and we’re thrilled with all the fantastic options that we have going into the next cycle,” said Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the committee chair. “We look forward to evaluating these bids and selecting a city to host this special gathering of Democrats.”
No major candidates have announced a run for the 2016 Democratic nomination. There is widespread speculation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will throw her had in the ring.
A final decision on the host city is expected later this year or in early 2015.
Four cities are in the running for the 2016 Republican Convention: Cleveland, Dallas, Denver and Kansas City.