Brooklyn Loses Bid to Host Democratic National Convention
Mayor Bill de Blasio's strong push to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn is coming up short.
The Democratic party chose Thursday to award the presidential nominating convention to Philadelphia. Brooklyn and Columbus, Ohio were the other finalists
De Blasio, a Democrat, said Thursday that Brooklyn's recent comeback is "American's greatest urban success story." He says it would have been a great convention site.
He'd envisioned it as a coronation for Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democrats' frontrunner if she chooses to run.
De Blasio once worked for Clinton, who makes her home in New York's suburbs.
If Brooklyn had been chosen, the convention would have been centered at the Barclays Center, home of the NBA's Nets. It would have been the first New York-based convention outside of Manhattan.