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Denver withdrew bid to host 2020 Democratic National Convention

Denver is out of the running for the 2020 Democratic National Convention because of scheduling conflicts, the city says.
Spectators watch as Democratic U.S. Presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks on day four of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at what was Invesco Field at Mile High August 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.

Denver is out of the running for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The reason? Essentially: "It's not you. It's me."

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's office says Denver backed out of its bid once dates were set, due to conflicts with events already on the calendar. They withdrew from the running on Tuesday, a spokesperson told 9NEWS.

The DNC is schedule for July 13-16

Politico is reporting Denver had made the short list.

As you may recall, Denver hosted the DNC just 10 years ago, when then-Senator Barack Obama was nominated for president.

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