Detroit looks at political convention prospects

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DETROIT (AP) — The idea to have Detroit throw its name into contention to host a national political convention in the summer of 2016 is getting some attention.

Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1f2pTmE ) that there has been "some discussion in the political and business community." He says Detroit has a revival story to showcase — and will have more of one to tell two years from now.

Detroit is going through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. It was among several cities that received letters from the Democratic National Committee outlining the basics of what a host city would need to provide. A response is due soon.

The Republican National Committee also has sent information to Detroit and other cities.

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