Nutter meets with boosters about hosting 2016 DNC in Philly


Philadelphia is continuing to explore putting in a bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Supporters met with Mayor Nutter Monday Morning.

Rep. Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia) is spearheading the effort. He says the 2000 Republican National Convention is still having ripple-effects in Philadelphia more than a decade after it left town.

“It’s great for the city, most of the cities have brought back anywhere depending upon what you talk to what year it was hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues back into the city the city gets a return on a convention of this size,” said Brady.

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Also in the meeting was Kevin Washo of New Partners Consulting. His firm worked on the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte.

“I think the meeting went very well, the mayor’s is very interested in this. I think there is one thing you can take away from this, there’s many cities across the country that are having the same discussions,” said Washo.

To host the convention, Philadelphia boosters would have to raise between $30 million and $40 million. Mayor Nutter has stressed that no city funding would go to the endeavor.

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