Columbus might up end hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in part because of another city’s problems.
City officials and Democrats statewide said this week that the turmoil in New York City between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD union has all but spoiled that city’s shot at getting the convention.
As one official said at Columbus City Hall this week, “No way the DNC picks New York with all the issues going on there now.”
That just leaves Philadelphia and Columbus. The feeling at City Hall is that it’s Columbus’ convention to lose.
DNC officials plan to announce their selection this month, though we’ve heard that before.