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RNC impressed with Cleveland's community spirit in convention race
2016 GOP presidential convention selection committee says money and hotels aside, Cleveland's people are going all out to win the event 
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (at podium) talks about the 2016 GOP convention selection committee's impression of Cleveland as a possible host. Beside him is Mayor Frank Jackson, a Democrat.
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Cleveland is getting rave reviews from the RNC search committee in town to see if the city has what it takes to host the 2016 GOP presidential convention. The selection committee arrived Monday and leaves tomorrow after assessing amenities, transportation, financing and space. At a press conference this morning at Quicken Loans Arena, RNC officials praised Cleveland’s money raising, hotel space, and especially its community spirit.

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says there will be plenty of hotels in close proximity to Quicken Loans Arena where the bulk of the 2016 convention activity would be held.  And the city seems on track to collect the $50 to 60 million in public and private financing needed to host the event. But, in the end, he believes Cleveland’s people are what may win the city the convention.

“What has totally impressed the committee about Cleveland has been the hunger, the commitment and just the willingness to do whatever it takes to make this work. And that you just can’t replace. So in just a short period of time here in the last day and a half, I think the folks from the committee have been very much impressed with the efforts put forward by the Cleveland host committee.”

Priebus went on to say that the other three finalist cities that emerged from last month’s RNC technical visit, “have a lot of work to do” to match up with what he’s seen in Cleveland so far.  After the Cleveland visit, the RNC moves on to Kansas City, Missouri, Denver and Dallas. Site Selection Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen says after all the cities have been visited, she hope a final decision will come late this summer.

“We have an RNC meeting in August where we would like to be able to present our recommendation and have it voted on and have that city know by mid-August that they’re the city we’re going to be working with to prepare the convention.’

RNC Chairman Preibus says he wants the convention to start on either June 27th or July 18th. He says one issue is possible conflicts with Cavaliers games at Quicken Loans Arena, but discussions with Cavaliers’ management give him confidence that a workable schedule can be arranged.

 

 

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