Brooklyn is rolling out the red — make that blue — carpet for the Democratic convention.
City officials are hosting a committee from the Democratic National Committee on Monday and Tuesday in hopes of winning the party's 2016 presidential convention.
Sen. Charles Schumer led a rally outside the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn. The arena would host the convention and had an appropriately hued welcome carpet for the committee.
Schumer said the convention would be a "great thing" for the borough.
Brooklyn is considered one of the favorites to land the convention along with Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, Ohio.
A decision is expected by early next year.
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