Competitors for RNC Host City Revealed

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland is among eight cities competing to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The list of cities was announced Thursday morning and included Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. 

The cities will give bid presentations in Washington, D.C. Monday.

A number of city organizations and facilities have pledged their resources for the event, including the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Positively Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the Cleveland Convention Center.

The National Convention would attract an estimated 35,000 visitors to Northeast Ohio, create new jobs and have up to a $200,000,000 net positive economic impact on the Cleveland area.

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7 comments

    • Sean Burrke

      it’s in 2016 genius… don’t you think hotels will be build by then? Have you ever noticed the international airport called Hopkins. Only one flight carrier left.

      • brofo

        why would the RNC chose cleveland anyway? i could see the DNC convention here, lots of dem parasite voters here. trying to get the RNC here is a waste of time and money. we could get a naacp or ebt convention here though

  • D.

    I find it interesting that Channel 8 locks out the comment section on the controversial subjects but the mundane are permitted comments! That said, if Cleveland gets either convention, good for them.

  • Eric Heinemeyer

    try getting a cab to come to E 185 area. i called yellow cab Wednesday at 1:06 am. called them again at 1:50 and 2:10 there was not a cab even on the way. i called to cancel at 2:20 am.

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