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Democrats will pick between Columbus, New York or Philly

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in either Columbus, Ohio, New York or Philadelphia.

And it’s likely to be held somewhat earlier than it has in recent times: Either the weeks of July 18 or 25 or August 22.

DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced the three finalists Monday. Not making the cut were Phoenix and Birmingham.

She said the final decision would be made “in the next few months.”

Should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the nomination, New York City would prove a homecoming for the former New York senator. Philadelphia last hosted a presidential nominating convention in 2000, when Republicans met there. And Columbus would be a signal that Democrats want to draw attention to a pivotal state.

Republicans plan to hold their 2016 convention in Cleveland, probably in late June or early July.

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