St. Louis may face uphill battle in convention bid

St. Louis may face uphill battle in convention bid

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CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 22: A logo is seen near where workers construct modifications to the Time Warner Cable Arena in preparation for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on August 22, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte-area residents have been invited to attend a public open house and podium unveiling at the arena on August 31 for the convention that starts on September 3. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Posted on September 17, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:22 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis plans to make a run at hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, but some wonder if Missouri has become too one-sided in politics to attract a major party convention.

Mayor Francis Slay said during this year’s Democratic convention that the city will likely bid for the next one. The problem is that after a century of essentially being a toss-up state, Missouri has trended conservative. Democrats have increasingly opted to hold the convention in electorally consequential states.

Ohio is a key swing state and both Cleveland and Columbus are considering 2016 bids, too.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that experts believe Missouri must once again become a more contentious political background if St. Louis is going to get the convention.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

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