The RNC site selection committee was expected later Thursday to announce the latest cut among six cities still vying for the major event, including Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., Denver, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
But the news was not looking good for Nevada, state Republicans said.
“I anticipate we are going to be arguing for 2020,” said U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. “This is like the Olympics. You don’t get it your first stab at it.”
Heller said he received a text on Wednesday from Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chairman of the Nevada Host Committee pitching the RNC, that indicated Las Vegas was not expected to advance as a finalist in the bidding for the convention. - Las Vegas Review Journal
Check back later today to see the list of finalists
RNC’s Announces Next Phase of the 2016 Republican National Convention Site Selection Process
Posted April 2, 2014
WASHINGTON – Today the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Site Selection Committee (SSC) voted to narrow the list of sites in contention for the 2016 Republican National Convention from eight to six cities. Cities moving on to the next round of consideration are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, and Las Vegas.
A small team of RNC staff will visit the six cities for a more in-depth and technical look at financing, convention venues, media workspace, and hotels. The SSC will reconvene soon after the RNC’s Spring Meeting to make a determination on which of these six cities will receive official site visits from the full RNC delegation.
Following today’s vote, SSC Chair Enid Mickelsen released the following statement:
“After a painstaking review, I’m pleased to announce that six cities have moved on to the next round of consideration for the 2016 Republican National Convention. The eyes of the world will be on the RNC and our host city in the summer of 2016, and these six cities have shown they have what it takes to move forward.
“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. “I want to thank each city for their tireless efforts and hard work throughout this process, and I look forward to this next phase as we select a city to help us nominate the next Republican President of the United States.” - GOP.com
On Monday, Helen Van Etten, the Republican National Committeewoman for Kansas, said the Republican National Committee's site-selection committee is due to trim two or three cities out of its list of candidate sites for the 2016 convention within the next week or two. She did not say exactly when the choice will be made but said it will be entirely up to Committeewoman for Utah Enid Mickelsen's site-selection committee. - Kansas City Business Journal
All of the bids are in and the cities bidding for the 2016 Republican National Convention are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas & Phoenix. Chairman Priebus announced the full list of bidding cities on twitter this morning. The next phase for cities will be the bid presentation day this coming Monday, March 3rd in Washington, DC. Cities will present their bids throughout the day and Chairman Priebus will have a media availability at noon to discuss the process. Background on what’s next below.
@Reince: Congratulations to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas & Phoenix for moving on to the next phase.
March 3rd, bidding cities will travel to Washington DC to present their bids to the full RNC site selection committee.
Mid March – RNC Site Selection Committee will announce selected cities to travel to for site visits. This may include all bidding cities or a narrowed list.
Late Spring – RNC Site Selection Committee will make city site visits.
Late Spring – Finalist(s) cities will be selected following site visits.
Late Summer/Fall – Convention City will be voted on by full RNC.