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Philly hosting Democratic convention site visit

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 13, 2014 4:52 AM
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(Philadelphia)_ Democratic officials in Philadelphia hoping to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention are in the final round of planning for a two-day visit from national party representatives. 

Members of the Democratic National Committee's site committee will be in town Wednesday and Thursday to discuss and assess the city's ability to host the event. 

Philadelphia 2016 is the nonprofit pushing to hold the convention in the city. It says the site committee's trip will include stops for cheesesteaks at Pat's Steaks, a tour of Reading Terminal Market and a rally at the National Constitution Center. 

The city is one of five bidding to host the convention along with Birmingham, Alabama; Columbus, Ohio; New York and Phoenix. 

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