By Scott Buttram
BIRMINGHAM — The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Birmingham is among six cities that is being considered to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
According to Politico, 15 cities were requested to submit proposals to host the party’s convention and Birmingham was not among them. Those cities included Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who leads the DNC, told the AJC it received proposals from Birmingham, Ala.; Columbus, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; New York; Philadelphia, Penn.; and Phoenix, Ariz.
The decision on the host city is expected to be made late this year or in early 2015. The convention is expected to cost $60 million, according to the report.