DNC Takes One Last Look at Philly

Nutter, Rendell make the city's final pitch for 2016 convention.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is visiting Philadelphia today, part of a trip to give a last look to the three finalists to host the party’s 2016 presidential nominating commission. Mayor Nutter and former Gov. Ed Rendell were expected to host her team.

“Nutter was expected to help lead a tour of the city’s convention venues and historical highlights, such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, to remind DNC officials why Philadelphia is the best choice in terms of logistics, hotel rooms, security and convention space, according to the person familiar with the plans,” AP reported.

Hosting the convention is expected to cost $55 to $60 million, officials have said, but create as much as a $200 million effect on the local economy. Much of that budget would come from sponsors and private donors.

Wasserman Schultz and her team visited Columbus earlier this week; Brooklyn is the remaining finalist and will get a visit Friday.