Whoever the nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016, whether it’s Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden, or Elizabeth Warren, it’s now a certainty they won’t be theiy accepting their party’s nomination here in Orlando.
According to the Pittsburgh Business Journal (by way of our very own OBJ, which you can read HERE) Orlando, along with Miami withdrew their bids to host the Democratic National Convention last week.
It’s estimated that it would have cost about 60 million dollars to host the event.
Orlando’s venues and hospitality industry, would have been up to the task. The Amway Center and Orange County Convention Center could have easily handled the influx of visitors, and the delegates would have been close by with the string of hotels and resorts on International Drive.
Instead, it looks like Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Brooklyn will be frontrunners for the event.
In 2012, Tampa hosted the Republican National Convention, and despite a threat from Hurricane Issac, reviews were positive.