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Former national Democratic Party chair joining effort to bring convention to Columbus

Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman in the Washington Bureau are reporting that former Democratic National Committee Chairman David Wilhelm has joined a team of local officials who are trying to lure the Democratic Party’s 2016 national convention to Columbus.

Columbus skyline

Wilhelm, who grew up in Ohio and chaired the DNC during the presidency of Bill Clinton, will be part of a group that includes Mayor Michael B. Coleman; Nancy Kramer, the founder and chair of an digital marketing agency, and Alex Fisher, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Partnership, an organization comprised of chief executive officers of Central Ohio’s leading companies.

Coleman has made landing the convention a priority for the past year and one-half. The Republicans will hold their 2016 convention in Cleveland.

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