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An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

 Dan Longerbone An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

Dear National Media, Recently it has come to your attention that Columbus, Georgia was in the running for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. No wait, not that Columbus, the one in South Carolina. Oh, that’s Columbia? Must be that one in Ohio then. Yes, Columbus, Ohio. You know, the state capital. OK, Columbia is a […]

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Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Local Democrats and city officials are optimistic about Columbus’s chances of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Eleven members of the DNC site selection team spent Wednesday and Thursday touring Columbus in an ongoing effort to choose the right city. Tyneisha Harden, communications and special projects manager for Mayor Michael Coleman, was pleased with how […]

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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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