Dallas Advances to Next Phase of RNC Convention Selection

By Greg Janda
|  Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014  |  Updated 1:21 PM CDT
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Dallas Advances to Next Phase of RNC Convention Selection

Dallas is one of a six-pack of cities still in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

During a conference call today, the Republican National Committee's Site Selection Committee voted to eliminate two of the eight cities -- Columbus and Phoenix -- who were vying to host the 2016 RNC convention.

"In any other year, Columbus and Phoenix could have topped the list, but with so many strong cities competing, the committee had to make the difficult decision to narrow the field.  Phoenix and Columbus are great American cities, and I hope they’ll pursue a future bid for an RNC convention," Chair Enid Mickelsen said in a statement following the vote.

The six cities that did make it through for the next phase of consideration include Dallas, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, and Las Vegas. 

The next phase will send a small team of RNC staffers to each of the cities to check out venues, hotels, media workspaces, and the all-important financing.

Following those site surveys, the selection committee will get together and decide which cities will receive officials site visits from the full RNC delegation. After those official, full delegations kick the tires -- maybe then we'll see the RNC in Big D for their next Presidential nomination.

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