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Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in Ohio. Democrats are closing in on a final decision on where to hold their 2016 convention, a site that could serve as a passing of the baton from President Barack Obama to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the leading contender for the Democratic nomination should she run for president again. With a price tag of at least $65 million, the choice will come down to whether to set the stage for Obama's Democratic successor in a big city or in the confines of another...

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