The 2016 Democratic National Convention won't be held in St. Louis.
The Gateway City was one of about 30 cities to receive letters inviting them to compete to host the convention. St. Louis officials plan to decline.
Mayor Slay's chief of staff Jeff Rainford tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the city is focused on the private fundraising efforts for the ongoing $380 million Gateway Arch grounds redo. Rainford says its a really big project and must remain the focus for now.
He added that St. Louis might bid for the convention in 2020.