Northeast Ohioans encouraged to tweet #RNC2CLE

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CLEVELAND — The Republican National Committee’s site selection committee ended its time in Cleveland at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The group was in town Monday through Wednesday to scout a location for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Cleveland is one of four cities that remain in the running.

When the committee left, local leaders held a news conference to talk about the official visit.

Overall, they said there isn’t anything they would change.

“We believe that we’ve demonstrated we can raise the money, we have the infrastructure and we have all those things necessary for the operation of the convention,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

Jackson also spoke of how the committee was taken by the people of Cleveland, whom they found to be friendly and hospitable.

The site selection committee heads to Kansas City next and will also stop in Dallas and Denver.

However, individuals can continue to show their enthusiasm and support by using the hashtag #RNC2CLE on social media.

Local leaders said their work isn’t finished, either.

“This is a competitive process and when you’re in competition you don’t sit back,” said Terry Egger, the host committee chair.

Cleveland will also be considered for the Democratic National Convention.

That bid is due Friday.

The RNC hopes to announce its host city in late summer or early fall.

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