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Philly Leaders Strategize for 2016 DNC Pitch

A group of political, labor, business and community leaders in Philadelphia are putting together their pitch for the city to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

 

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D)
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

KYW-AM said more than 60 of the city’s most influential and powerful people gathered Friday at the historic Union League to work on the bid.

Former Gov. Ed Rendell is chairing a nonprofit group that aims to raise about $50 million, mostly from corporations, to stage the convention at the Wells Fargo Center in 2016.

The former Philadelphia mayor and onetime chair of the Democratic National Committee said that when Republicans came to Philadelphia for their convention in 2000, it was an unqualified success.

Supporters say the convention could pump $300 million into the region’s economy.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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