St. Louis May Face Uphill Battle in Convention Bid
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.