Cleveland wins 2016 Republican National Convention

Jul 8, 2014

Cincinnati's loss is Cleveland's gain. The city has been chosen to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Cleveland was selected over Dallas.  A date hasn't been announced.

This will be Cleveland's third time hosting. It previously held the convention in 1924 and 1936.

Speaking with reporters after a campaign event in Hamilton this morning, Gov. John Kasich praised Cleveland for landing the convention.

"The people of Cleveland, they've worked day and night; they have left no stone unturned; they have been just phenomenal in the work they've done to be able to get this," said Kasich, who was touring Hamilton Caster company as he picked up the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio. 

Cleveland is one and one on successes. Calvin Coolidge got the nod in '24 and went on to become president. Nominee Alf Landon was less successful, losing to FDR in the general election.

Cincinnati also bid for the RNC convention but found out in May it would not be chosen.

The question now is whether Ohio can pull off a two-fer. Columbus is bidding to host the Democratic convention.