One area congressman wants to see it happen, but the mayor isn’t so enthusiastic.
Could Philadelphia be the home to the 2012 Democratic National Convention?
Congressman Bob Brady is leading the charge to bring the Democrats to Philadelphia for their 2012 convention. Mayor Michael Nutter says he met with the congressman and Comcast Vice-President David Cohen on the issue – but isn’t ready to commit to the effort yet.
Nutter: We’ll take a look at the materials from the DNC try to get a much better understanding at what’s involved in this bid. Obviously it would be a lot easier if the DNC would guarantee that it wouldn’t cost the city a dime, then I’d really be interested, but I have no sense at the moment that they can make that kind of guarantee.
The mayor says the city is having a tough enough time balancing its budget without dealing with the extra costs involved with security for a convention, but Congressman Brady says the convention would be a money maker for Philadelphia.