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DNC officials wrap up Philly convention site tour

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 14, 2014 10:13 AM
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Rocky impersonator Mike Kunda, accompanied by children, runs to Pat's King of Steaks where Democratic National Committee (DNC) representatives are considering where to host the 2016 convention.

(Philadelphia) -- Democratic party officials are wrapping up a two-day visit to Philadelphia to evaluate the City of Brotherly Love as a possible site of the party's 2016 convention.

Representatives were at the Comcast Center this morning and are expected to attend a rally at the National Constitution Center and a reception at the Art Museum. On Wednesday, they toured a sports arena and had lunch at a famed cheesesteak shop.

Mayor Michael Nutter says many of the Democratic National Committee officials are impressed with the city's venues. The convention would be held at a sports arena and other convention-related events would be held at a Center City convention center if Philadelphia is selected.

Democratic officials say they are focusing on financial, logistical and security issues associated with holding the convention.

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