2016 Democratic National Convention to be Held One Week After Republican Convention


The next Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, putting it only a week after the Republican convention that is scheduled to begin July 18, party officials announced Friday.

The Democratic National Committee’s choice to schedule a convention so closely following the Republican gathering will be viewed as an effort to blunt a GOP nominee’s momentum coming out of the gathering.

The Republican National Committee has selected Cleveland as its convention host city.

The Democratic committee is still in negotiations over which city the party’s convention will be held in: Columbus, Ohio; New York or Philadelphia.

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SOURCE: LA Times | Julie Westfall

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