Democratic Convention to Be Held in Philly

Big news for anyone who lives in Philadelphia or loves conventions: The Democratic Party has decided that Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic convention after the city "aggressively wooed the selection committee, touting the city's vibrancy, history, landmarks, transit and hotel capacity. The city had also sought to assure the selection committee it could line up the funding necessary for the convention, and that the announced mayoral candidates were as supportive of hosting the event as current Mayor Nutter."

So, congratulations to the city leaders and all the already-rich people who will be making even more money, and my condolences to everyone whose daily lives will be fubared by this thing for days.

Last summer, the Republicans announced Cleveland as their selected venue.

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