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6:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Cincinnati outlines bid for 2016 Republican convention

The 2012 Republican Convention was held in Tampa Bay, FL.
The 2012 Republican Convention was held in Tampa Bay, FL.
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Update: The meeting to pitch Cincinnati for the 2016 GOP National Convention has been postponed, see tweet:

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Cincinnati will make its case late Monday as to why the Republican convention national site selection committee should pick the Queen City for 2016. About a dozen people, including Hamilton County GOP Party Chair Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann, and Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murray are part of the presentation to the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.

Three Ohio cities are on the list of eight finalists announced last Thursday by Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus.

Priebus is among those who will hear Cincinnati's pitch for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Friday he tweeted this:

As late as Friday, Triantafilou was getting pointers from somebody in Columbus who had been successful in the site selection process.  He would not say who.

Monday's multi-media presentation will try to convince the committee why Cincinnati is the right location. According to Triantafilou, "We think it's the prime location electorally. We think coming into Southwest Ohio and the critically pivotal swing state of Ohio for a week would be a big boost to our candidate."

The Hamilton County Republican Party Chair says he expects to hear something from the committee in the next few weeks.