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Democrats narrow 2016 convention site to New York, Philadelphia and Columbus

Republicans have already chosen Cleveland for their 2016 convention.

The national Democratic Party has narrowed the possible sites for the 2016 national convention to three cities: New York, Philadelphia and Columbus.

Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Phoenix and Birmingham were eliminated after site visits to the five cities in contention.

Minneapolis was invited to bid for the DNC, but didn’t actually submit a formal bid.

In July, Republican national party members picked Cleveland for their 2016 convention. Dallas had been the Republicans’ other finalist.

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St. Paul hosted the 2008 Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center.