Birmingham ready to welcome DNC group in hopes of landing 2016 convention


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Birmingham is hoping to impress a group representing the Democratic National Committee.

The group will arrive in Birmingham today for a two-day visit.

The goal is to determine whether Alabama’s largest city is equipped to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

A number of meetings and special events are planned during the visit.

The mayor’s office is heading up the city’s effort to secure the big event.

Cleveland, New York, Phoenix and Philadelphia are the other cities under consideration.



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