texas tourism http://kut.org en Sorry Austin Dems: City Won't Host 2016 Democratic Convention http://kut.org/post/sorry-austin-dems-city-wont-host-2016-democratic-convention <p><strong>Update: </strong>Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced today that the city won't pursue hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention.</p><p>Despite noting that “recent past conventions have injected $150 to $200 million into the [host] cities economies,” Leffingwell cited two hurdles to an Austin convention: facilities and transportation.</p><p>Leffingwell told reporters the DNC has very specific operational requests; foremost among that is a facility big enough for convention attendees.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:37:22 +0000 Nathan Bernier 9849 at http://kut.org Sorry Austin Dems: City Won't Host 2016 Democratic Convention