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Priebus talks with members of the press after speaking at the National Press Club in March. Win McNamee/Getty Images. Priebus talks with members of the press after speaking at the National Press Club in March. Win McNamee/Getty Images.  

8 cities vying to host Republican convention in 2016

Eight cities are vying to host the Republican National Convention in 2016, RNC chairman Reince Priebus announced Thursday.

The cities are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The bids are in & we have 8 great cities vying for the 2016 RNC Convention. The finalists are…

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) February 27, 2014

 

Congratulations to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas & Phoenix for moving on to the next phase.

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) February 27, 2014

In January, Priebus named former Rep. Enid Mickelsen to serve as chairman of the convention site selection committee.

Members of the Site Selection Committee were elected at the RNC’s Winter Meeting in January. Two members and an alternate from each of the four regions of the country serve on the committee, which will tour each site and recommend the best fit to the RNC.

The 2012 convention was held in Tampa.

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