The City of Brotherly Love got a boost from the DNC today with the announcement that Philadelphia will host the Democratic National Convention the week of July 25, 2016.
Philadelphia was one of three finalists under serious consideration. Columbus, OH and Brooklyn, NY were the other two, but Columbus probably suffered because the Republicans selected Cincinnati for their convention location. That's a shame, because Columbus is within driving distance.
Birmingham made a quixotic bid, but there was little chance of it being selected. It's a great city, but just didn't have the facilities to host such an event.
Hopefully, LIA will be covering the convention from Philadelphia.