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St. Louis not applying to host 2016 DNC Convention

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis has decided not to apply to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. 30 cities were asked if they were interested to play host.

A lot of private fundraising would be needed for the event. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the city wants to focus that private fundraising on rebuilding the arch grounds instead.

St. Louis hosted the Democratic convention in 1916 when they nominated Woodrow Wilson for a second term. City leaders say they expect to bid on the convention in 2020 after the arch renovations are complete.

Read more: St. Louis declines invitation to bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention

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