Dems announce 2012 convention dates

The Democrats will hold their 2012 presidential nominating convention the week of Sept. 3, the party announced Monday.

"I am excited to announce that the Democratic Party will gather for our 46th National Convention during the week of September 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," DNC Chairman Tim Kaine wrote on the committee's blog.

Monday, Sept. 3rd, will be Labor Day in 2012. Republicans held their convention Labor Day week in 2008.

The location has not been announced. The DNC is still reviewing possible cities for hosting duties. Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia have been mentioned as interested candidates.

UPDATED: The Republican National Committee announced their convention date last month. It will kick off festivities on August 27, 2012.

That means the conventions will be back-to-back, just as they were in 2008.

The GOP is also deciding which city will get hosting duties. Finalists include Phoenix, Tampa and Salt Lake City.