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Columbus Advances to Next Round in DNC 2016 Hosting Consideration

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Advances to Next Round in DNC 2016 Hosting Consideration

Columbus leaders have set their sights on hosting either the Democratic or Republication National Convention in 2016. While the city was knocked out of the running for the RNC in April, word just arrived today that Columbus would be advancing to the next round of consideration for the DNC event. “There are few events that […]

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Columbus Submits Bid to Host DNC in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Submits Bid to Host DNC in 2016

After much discussion, Columbus has officially thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. “Hosting a national political convention will command the eyes of the world on Columbus,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. “We’ve done significant work to build a great American city and we are confident in our ability to […]

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Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

A historic ruling was made today when federal Judge Timothy Black overturned a portion of Ohio’s marriage ban, stating that Ohio must recognize same sex marriage licenses of couples who have legal wed in other states. “This is a historic day for all Ohioans,” stated Why Marriage Matters Campaign Manager, Michael Premo. “This ruling is […]

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Columbus Out of Running for GOP 2016 Convention

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Out of Running for GOP 2016 Convention

The Republican National Committee announced today that if it’s coming to Ohio in 2016, it’s not coming to Columbus. Their list of finalist host cities include Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas. Columbus civic and business leaders have been aggressively pursuing the convention, but wasn’t able to accommodate the specific needs of […]

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Columbus Launches Websites to Lure Political Conventions in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Launches Websites to Lure Political Conventions in 2016

As first announced back in November, city leaders have thrown the Columbus hat in the ring for hosting both the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 2016. The effort has continued since then through meetings with RNC officials, and presentations with four other cities (Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Kansas City) in Washington DC. “Columbus […]

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Columbus Wants to Host National Political Conventions in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Wants to Host National Political Conventions in 2016

A group of local political and civic leaders announced today their intentions to explore the bidding process for both the Democratic and Republican national political conventions of 2016. These events can draw 45,000 visitors, 15,000 members of the international media and provide an estimated $150 to $200 million boost to the economy through tourism spending. […]

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Columbus: A City for Important National Political and Civic Discussion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus: A City for Important National Political and Civic Discussion

In January, we wrote briefly about a newly installed public art piece that was one of the final projects of the Finding Time public art series that helped to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Columbus in 2012. That piece is titled “The Time and The Temperature” and while it may seem like a simple concept on the […]

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