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Ohio's three big cities are in the running for the 2016 GOP convention
Ohio Sen. Portman won't pick favorites, but says Ohio is prime for  onventions
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
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All three of Ohio’s biggest cities have made the final cut to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus are among the eight cities Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced today are still in the running.

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he isn’t picking a favorite among the Ohio candidates, but... 

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"I do think that Ohio’s the right state for a lot of reasons. One is, we are a classic swing state. Often the election hinges on what happens in Ohio. We’ve also got three great cities that all have the requisite number of hotel rooms. All the cities have great facilities, and I just think it would be great to have it in the heartland.” 

The other cities still being considered are Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Cleveland and Columbus are also pitching their cities to the Democrats for their convention.

The last time a presidential convention was in Ohio was when the Republicans gathered in Cleveland in 1936.

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