Democrats have narrowed down their list of potential locations to hold their 2016 national convention: Columbus, New York and Philadelphia.
In a statement, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the committee will announce a final city and date early next year.
“We are fortunate to have such a diverse and vibrant group of cities interested in hosting this special event,” Wasserman Schultz said.
The two cities eliminated from competition were Phoenix and Birmingham. Prior to the announcement, the DNC went on site visits to the five cities.
The committee said their convention will be held either on the weeks of July 18, July 25 or Aug. 22.
If Democrats choose Columbus, both parties would hold their conventions in the crucial swing state of Ohio. Republicans announced earlier this summer that they will hold their convention in Cleveland.
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