Philadelphia and five other cities submitted proposals to host the party's 2016 national convention, the Democratic National Committee chair said Saturday.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) said that Birmingham, Ala.; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; New York; Philadelphia, and Phoenix had put in bids by Friday's deadline.
"We're thrilled with all the fantastic options that we have going into the next cycle," she said.
The contenders include cities familiar with holding large conventions and unconventional picks. Fifteen cities had been invited to submit proposals.