RNC Announces Cleveland as 2016 Convention Site

By FoxNews.com

Published 07/08 2014 11:03AM

Updated 07/08 2014 01:52PM

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced Tuesday on Fox News that Cleveland will host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention.

The contest came down between Dallas and Cleveland to host the convention.

The Republicans' site selection committee met Tuesday to review the two remaining cities' bids. The full 168-member RNC is expected to ratify the choice next month.

The plans are for the GOP convention to begin on June 28 or July 18, 2016.

Paying for the convention was the top criterion for the 12-member site selection committee.

The previous two GOP conventions have sapped party dollars during election years and Priebus has insisted the host city not leave the central party picking up the tab, which is expected to be around $60 million.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/08/republican-party-chairman-announces-cleveland-as-2016-convention-site/

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