Mayor Slay hopes to lure Democratic convention to St. Louis in 2016

Mayor Slay hopes to lure Democratic convention to St. Louis in 2016

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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 06: A man holds a sign that says "Forward" as Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama accepts the nomination during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 12 at 11:18 PM

ST. LOUIS -- If St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has his way, the next Democratic National Convention will be in his city.

Slay, a Democrat in heavily-Democratic St. Louis, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his administration continues to explore making a bid for the 2016 convention.

St. Louis was a finalist for the 2012 presidential nominating convention but lost out to Charlotte, N.C.

Slay believes St. Louis would have been a better choice, with more hotel rooms and amenities, but understands that North Carolina is up for grabs politically while Missouri is expected to vote Republican.

Still, Slay says his administration is ready to make the case for the convention in 2016.

 

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