Cincinnati Republicans learned this afternoon they would not be chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Republican National Convention, so they formally withdrew their bid.
Cincinnati was one of six cities on a list of potential GOP convention sites.
"Prior to the site selection committee vote, Cincinnati respectfully withdrew their bid from the process, based on the criteria set forth by the RNC for the main arena,'' the Republican National Committee (RNC) said in a press release.
91.7 WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of Cincinnati landing the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's possible presidential ambitions.
We’ve seen big, high profile conventions and other gatherings in Cincinnati plenty of times in recent years.
We’ve had the national NAACP, the national FOP and others. We’ve hosted Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights game twice; and, next year, Great American Ball Park will host another whopper, the All Star Game.
All have brought beaucoup dollars into the city.
But the big prize might be right around the corner – a national presidential nominating convention. The Republican National Convention to be exact.