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2016 Republican National Convention

2016 Republican National Convention
2016 Presidential Election

The 2016 Republican National Convention is scheduled to be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.[1]
Date(s) June or July 2016
City Cleveland, Ohio
Venue Quicken Loans Arena[2]
Presidential nominee TBD
Vice Presidential nominee TBD

The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the United States Republican Party will choose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national election, is expected to be held in June or July 2016. Such a date would make this convention the earliest scheduled major-party convention since 1948.[3]

The Convention is to be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] This will mark the third time Cleveland has hosted this event, and the first since 1936.[4]


Cleveland was selected by the Republican National Committee (RNC) on July 8, 2014 as the host city for the party's 2016 Convention, pending ratification by the full RNC.[5] RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said the convention would begin either June 28 or July 18 of 2016.[5]

On August 8, 2014, members of the RNC officially approved Cleveland as the host city for the party's 2016 Convention, by a unanimous vote.[1]

List of cities considered

The cities listed in Bold are those in which interest for bidding on hosting the convention was expressed.

Revised list of finalists, June 2014

On June 25, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that Denver and Kansas City had been eliminated, thus narrowing down possible host cities for the 2016 convention to the following two:[6]

Revised list of finalists, May 2014

On May 22, 2014, both Las Vegas and Cincinnati withdrew from consideration for hosting the convention, leaving only the following four cities in contention:[7]

Revised list of finalists, April 2014

On April 2, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that Phoenix and Columbus have been eliminated from consideration and that the following six cities are the remaining finalists for hosting the convention.[8]

List of finalists February 2014

On February 27, 2014, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the following cities were finalists to host the convention:[9]

Colorado GOP Party president Ryan Call told The Denver Post that the chapter intends to bid for the GOP convention to be held in Denver. He added that the local party will need the support of both Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to make the bid more attractive to the national party.[10]
In August 2013, Kansas City Mayor Sly James led a delegation to meet with national GOP officials in Boston to discuss the possibility of hosting the convention.[11] On December 2, former senators Bob Dole and Kit Bond, among others, were named honorary co-chairmen for Kansas City's bid committee.[12]
The Nevada Host Committee, chaired by Nevada Lieutenant Governor [13]
The Arizona Host Committee, chaired by former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, launched in early 2014.[14]

The following cities had been invited to submit a bid, but did not make the initial cut:[15]

The [18]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "RNC officially approves Cleveland as 2016 convention host", CBS News. Associated Press. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Walshe, Shushannah and Klein, Rick (July 8, 2014). "Republicans Choose Cleveland As 2016 Convention Site".  
  3. ^ Hamby, Peter (January 24, 2014). "GOP adopts changes to 2016 presidential primary process".  
  4. ^ Preston, Mark and Steinhauser, Paul (July 8, 2014). "Cleveland to hold 2016 Republican convention".  
  5. ^ a b Wilson, Reid (July 8, 2014). "Republicans choose Cleveland for 2016 convention".  
  6. ^ Steinauser, Paul (June 25, 2014). "Cleveland and Dallas the finalists for 2016 GOP convention".  
  7. ^ Falcone, Michael; Walshe, Shushannah (May 22, 2014). "Las Vegas, Cincinnati Pull Out Of 2016 Republican National Convention Race".  
  8. ^ (April 2, 2014) "Denver makes latest cut for hosting 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC).", The Denver Channel. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  9. ^ Fuller, Jamie (March 3, 2014) "8 cities are applying to host the Republican convention in 2016. Here’s a look at each one.", The Washington Post. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Colorado GOP readies to bid for 2016 Republican National Convention".  
  11. ^ "Momentum is behind KC nabbing 2016 GOP national convention". The Kansas City Star. August 9, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bob Dole, Kit Bond among honorary co-chairmen for KC’s bid for 2016 Republican convention".  
  13. ^ "Las Vegas bids for 2016 Republican National Convention".  
  14. ^
  15. ^ Harrison, Steve; Morrill, Jim (January 8, 2014). "Charlotte invited to bid on 2016 RNC".  
  16. ^ Charlotte Observer
  17. ^ "Sneed: Illinois GOP’s goal is 2016 national convention here".  
  18. ^ "Illinois GOP chairman: 2016 Chicago convention talk premature".  
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Tampa, Florida
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