St. Louis May Face Uphill Battle in Convention Bid

6 years 11 months 5 days ago Monday, September 17 2012 Sep 17, 2012 Monday, September 17, 2012 7:03:00 AM CDT September 17, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

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.

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