Does Republican pick eliminate Democrats' convention?

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland was the only city vying for both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

Now the announcement of the Republicans' choice to bring their to convention to Cleveland seemingly ends the city's efforts to land Democrats.

Democrats were scheduled to visit Cleveland August 4-5 to scout it as a convention site.

Republicans wanted to announce a done deal with Cleveland by Aug. 8.

Democrats have a clause in their requirements, preventing their host city from also hosting Republicans.

Democratic Party Spokesperson Lily Adams said, "The DNC's exclusivity clause is triggered when a city signs a contract with another political party, but given today's news, we'll discuss with Cleveland and determine whether a visit is still necessary."

Columbus is one of five other cities still pursuing Democrats.


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