06/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2012 Democratic Convention: Dates, Details, Possible Host Cities

Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine announced on Monday the date of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

The 46th national convention will take place during the week of Sept. 3, 2012.

"At the convention, we will re-nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and re-affirm our party's values of equality, inclusion, diversity, and respect," Kaine wrote in a post on the DNC's official blog. "At the Democratic National Committee and across the country, we are looking forward to showcasing our principles on a world stage."

Time's Mark Halperin reports that Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix are among the cities vying to host the convention in 2012.