NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A longtime member of the Democratic National Committee says Nashville shouldn't look forward to his party holding its political convention in the Music City anytime soon.
Will T. Cheek of Nashville, who is also a superdelegate to this year's convention in Charlotte, N.C., told The Tennessean (tnne.ws/RdeBA8) that the DNC can't afford not to do business with hotel chains that control a large number of rooms in and around smaller metropolitan areas.
Cheek says Democrats have run into that problem in Charlotte, which is a relatively small market.
Nashville isn't as big as Charlotte, though it does have more hotel rooms. Cheek, who will be attending his eighth convention, said he expects the Democrats to return to the nation's biggest cities in 2016 and beyond.