State and local elected officials in Columbus plan to show what Ohio's capital city has to offer as they make their pitch to host the Democratic Party's next presidential convention.
A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee visits Columbus today and will discuss how much money has been raised to host the 2016 convention. The city plans to welcome the group with a rally. During the two-day visit, members are expected to get a driving tour of the city and see its convention center and Nationwide Arena. Columbus and four other cities are competing for the event. It's the only Ohio contender after Cleveland dropped its bid last month, having won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel to host that convention in 2016.