Cleveland submits bid to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland has officially submitted a bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Scott Peacock, communications director for Positively Cleveland, said the bid was submitted Friday.

The city was previously approached by the Democratic National Committee to submit a proposal. The DNC also asked Chicago, New York and 12 others to make a pitch.

Cleveland is already in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

RNC officials were in Cleveland this week as part of the decision-making process. The RNC hopes to announce its host city in late summer or early fall.

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