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Kansas City and three others considered for 2016 RNC convention

Republican National Convention
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On June 4, 2014 the Republican National Committee (RNC) site selection committee arrived in Kansas City, MO to conduct it’s review on the viability of Kansas City as the location of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Kansas City also hosted the 1976 Republican National Convention.

Three other cities are also bidding for this opportunity.

  1. Denver, a popular destination also held the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
  2. Cleveland, which is also bidding for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
  3. Dallas, which was home to the Republican National Convention in 1984.

Committees are busy reviewing and studying each location to determine the location’s ability to successfully hold and manage large crowds.

One of these cities may be the location where the 45th President of the United States is nominated. In true democratic fashion, the RNC has opened a page for readers to vote for their preferred location from the available list. To cast your vote, click this link.

The 2012 Republican National Convention was held in Tampa Bay, FL where Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were nominated. The first Republican National Convention was held in 1886 in Philadelphia and John C. Frémont of California and William L. Dayton of New Jersey were the nominees. The last Republican presidential candidate elected to office was George W. Bush who was re-elected to a second term in 2004. That Republican National Convention was held in New York at Madison Square Gardens.

Three of the five times the convention was held in Philadelphia, the nominated candidate was elected to the Presidency, including Pres. Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois and Pres. William McKinley of Ohio.

The 1904 through 1920 conventions were all held in the Chicago Colliseum where three of the five nominees won the Presidency.

Also read about the Democratic National Convention locations being reviewed for 2016 at this link.

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