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Cleveland withdraws bid to host DNC in 2016

Cleveland has withdrawn its bid for the DNC in 2016. (Source: WOIO) Cleveland has withdrawn its bid for the DNC in 2016. (Source: WOIO)

On Friday, the city of Cleveland announced its withdrawal to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland DNC Host Committee Chair Terry Egger released the following statement:

Today the City of Cleveland and The Cleveland DNC Host Committee has officially withdrawn its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. We thank the DNC for its interest in Cleveland as a potential host city. We are proud that the bid we presented earlier this year resulted in Cleveland's selection for a site visit. We all know Ohio's importance in the election process, but what many are just now starting to realize is how dynamic our state is as a leisure and convention destination.

With that said, we wish the very best of luck to our friends in Columbus as they continue with their bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. There's no better place to launch a campaign to elect the future leader of the free world than right here in the buckeye state.

Earlier in July, the RNC Site Selection Committee announced Cleveland as the host of the Republican National Convention in 2016.

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