Dallas Or Cleveland? GOP to Announce Convention Site

Republicans to announce city for 2016 convention

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    The Republican National Committee is set to announce on Tuesday whether Dallas or Cleveland will host its 2016 convention. (Published Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014)

    The Republican National Committee is set to announce on Tuesday whether Dallas or Cleveland will host its 2016 convention.

    A nine-member selection committee is expected to vote by phone Tuesday morning.

    GOP to Announce Host of 2016 RNC

    [DFW] GOP to Announce Host of 2016 RNC
    The GOP is set to announce on Tuesday whether Dallas or Cleveland will host the Republican National Committee's 2016 presidential nominating convention. (Published Monday, Jul 7, 2014)

    Leaders from both cities have been courting the GOP for months.

    The winner will get 50,000 visitors, a big economic boost, and a week in the national spotlight.
    If Dallas wins, the convention would be held at American Airlines Center.

    The decision could come down to money.

    The Washington Post reports the host city is required to pay for renting venues and security.

    By that measure, Dallas is way ahead.

    Dallas claims to have $50 million in commitments while Cleveland has raised only about $30 million.

    But there are other considerations.

    Texas is already solidly in the Republican camp while Ohio is a swing state.

    Cleveland also is in the Eastern time zone, which is generally regarded as better for television coverage.

    Dallas, on the other hand, has more experience hosting big events like the Super Bowl and the Final Four.

    CLICK HERE to read 8 reasons Dallas should host the 2016 Republican National Convention instead of Cleveland from our media partners at The Dallas Morning News.