PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter joined two other political heavyweights to rally support for the city's bid to host the Democratic National Convention.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Democratic Rep. Bob Brady joined the event Thursday at a beer garden near Independence Hall.
The trio outlined details of the Democratic National Committee's planned site visit on Aug. 13 and 14. About 20 members of the group's site committee will examine the city's ability to host the gathering.
Officials say Philadelphia would use one of its sports arenas and its massive convention center to put on the 2016 convention, which would bring tens of thousands of people to the city.
DNC officials are also considering Birmingham, Alabama; Columbus, Ohio; New York and Phoenix.