Reports: Houston in Running to Host 2020 Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON — Houston is among eight cities under consideration to host the Democratic National Convention in 2020, multiple media outlets reported.The DNC sent requests for proposals to cities and received responses from Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco, a party official told CNN. Houston last hosted the DNC in 1928."The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."The 2016 DNC was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the party formally nominated Hillary Clinton for president. Donald Trump ultimately won the state. Meanwhile, the Charlotte Observer reported that the Republican National Convention's short list is down to three cities, including Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina. Two Texas cities -- Dallas and San Antonio -- passed on a bid to host the 2020 RNC. A tourism official in Dallas told The Observer that the RNC approached the city about bidding, but the city declined. And San Antonio's city council members announced earlier this month that the city will not submit a bid, the San Antonio Express-News reported.Dallas was in the top two finalists for the 2016 Republican convention, but Cleveland ultimately won the bid to host.  Continue reading...

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