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Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention
http://www.cleveland.com ^ | updated July 08, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Andrew J. Tobias

Posted on 07/08/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT by chrisser

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland will be the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the location on the Fox News Channel in a live, on-air interview. The interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association.

"We're excited about bringing the convention to Cleveland in Ohio, and we're excited about the decision. We think it's a smart decision," Priebus said.

Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention, giving the city an opportunity to strut its stuff to a national crowd while placing Ohio even more firmly in the political spotlight for the upcoming presidential election.

"I think it's great," said Rob Frost, the Cuyahoga County Republican Party Chairman. "I'm really excited to welcome our Republican colleagues from around the nation to Cleveland in 2016. I think this convention will really elevate Cleveland in the eyes of the nation, and elevate Republicans in the eyes of Cleveland."

Now that the recommendation from the Republican National Committee's site selection committee is in, negotiations with Cleveland officials are expected to begin shortly. A press conference will be held later this afternoon.

The courtship with the national GOP dates back to at least February, when the city submitted its bid. Cleveland was selected a week later as one of eight contenders.

The RNC narrowed the list to four in late May, and on June 25 picked Cleveland and Dallas as the two finalists to host the event.

And last week, RNC officials visited Cleveland to assess "creative ways" to make the city's bid work.

Conventions can be significant economic generators for a city. One study showed that the 2012 GOP convention pumped more than $200 million into the Tampa and Florida economies. That convention drew roughly 50,000 visitors.

Cleveland's convention pitch was rooted in political geography and in a downtown renaissance that leaders said occurred after the city lost its bid for the GOP's 2008 convention. Since that audition, Cleveland has added more hotel rooms and a new convention center.

It's also believed that the expected June availability of Quicken Loans Arena, which will host floor events for the convention, played a role.

Fundraising is another key consideration, and local boosters have estimated that Cleveland will need to raise $55 million to $60 million to cover the costs of hosting.

Boosters are also working to lure the 2016 Democratic National Convention, although officials have said it is highly unlikely the city could host both events.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
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I'm not sure that this is good news, and I live in Cleveland...
1 posted on 07/08/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT by chrisser
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To: chrisser

I’m actually more concerned about Prince Preibus and the royal court shortening the primary so we can be stuck with their presumptive nominee.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 9:08:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: chrisser

Payoff from the RINO NRC to the (newly revealed) RINO Governor Kasich.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 9:09:14 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: chrisser

The RNC is run by RINOs, so no surprise there.

They should’ve picked Miami, at least they could’ve taken advantage of South Beach.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 9:09:46 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: chrisser

I thought for sure that Dallas would get it.

oh well


5 posted on 07/08/2014 9:10:25 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: chrisser
IBTFPM (in before the face palm memes)

WTF is the GOP thinking? BLUE CITY/VERY BLUE COUNTY/ light blue state!


6 posted on 07/08/2014 9:11:40 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: chrisser
Are they really excited about having the convention in Cleveland? Really? Cleveland?
7 posted on 07/08/2014 9:12:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m in Fort Worth, so I’m grateful that I won’t have to endure the drifting stench.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 9:12:35 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: chrisser

What a dumb move.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 9:12:41 AM PDT by kabar
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To: chrisser

I’m one of the taxpayers in Saint Paul who is still paying settlements to the left-wing nuts who were successful in their lawsuits against the local police for roughing them up. Be careful out there.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 9:12:43 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: chrisser

“The Emerald Necklace” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj1qgQ8n8ew


11 posted on 07/08/2014 9:13:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: chrisser
Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

Wow. Is the RNC confused, or what?

12 posted on 07/08/2014 9:13:12 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: smokingfrog

Too much happening in Texas right now for the RNC’s comfort. Besides, Paul Begala called Perry an idiot and that made Reince all verklempt. So Cleveland gets the nod.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 9:14:05 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: fwdude
I’m in Fort Worth, so I’m grateful that I won’t have to endure the drifting stench.

There was no way in Hell Priebus would allow the convention to be held in the heart of Tea Party Country.

14 posted on 07/08/2014 9:15:01 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: chrisser

Cleveland Clinic - History
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4ySO5y7xeA


15 posted on 07/08/2014 9:15:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: chrisser

How about they have it right on the border! Make a statement!


16 posted on 07/08/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: chrisser

Did all the bars and clubs on “the Flats” go bankrupt ?


17 posted on 07/08/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: chrisser

Hugh Hewitt will be orgasmic and unlistenable this afternoon.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 9:17:02 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: chrisser

They should have picked Florida.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 9:17:06 AM PDT by jersey117 (sams.)
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To: chrisser

OFA, ACORN, SEIU, etc jump with joy. Much easier to recruit armies of demonstrators in Cleveland.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: chrisser
I'm not sure that this is good news, and I live in Cleveland...

Given past convention history it's probably for the best:

2012 Tampa, FL Lost the state
2008 Minneapolis, MN Lost the state
2004 New York City Lost the state
2000 Philadelphia, PA Lost the state
1996 San Diego, CA Lost the state

They probably didn't give it to Dallas because they didn't want to take the chance of losing Texas.

21 posted on 07/08/2014 9:17:43 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Jim Noble

I hope the Indians won’t cause any trouble.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 9:17:47 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: kabar
What a dumb move.

That's my analysis.

Besides our own homegrown lefties and unionistas, you have Toledo, Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Detroit - all within an easy drive or bus ride.

It'll be a zoo with the sympathetic media spending more time covering the kook protesters and miscreants than the convention. And Lord help the GOP if anything goes wrong even if it isn't their fault.

I see a lot of downsides, and very few upsides. Republicans don't even bother to run for half the offices in this city, that's how reflexively blue it is - having the convention here isn't going to do squat for the party.
23 posted on 07/08/2014 9:17:49 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser

great. now an appearance by Scumrob Portman is inevitable


24 posted on 07/08/2014 9:18:07 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: chrisser

Conventions are largely irrelevant, made-for-TV events that accomplish little on any front.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 9:18:39 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: chrisser
IT'S NOT DETROIT!!

"YouTube"

26 posted on 07/08/2014 9:18:50 AM PDT by PeteePie (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: chrisser

Anyone remember when Ohio was important, in terms of Electoral College votes? Oh, never mind . . . please return to your hand-wringing.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 9:18:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: chrisser

“I’m not sure that this is good news, and I live in Cleveland..”
I live in Sagamore, and I avoid Cleveland like the plague! Well, except for the occasional blast to Li Wah or Bo Loong.

” elevate Republicans in the eyes of Cleveland.”
Not a chance in Hades! Ridiculous!


28 posted on 07/08/2014 9:19:14 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DoodleDawg

Great observation! Kudos to you for your research!


29 posted on 07/08/2014 9:19:43 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: chrisser

Did you hear about the tornado that ripped through downtown Cleveland his morning?
It did $100 million worth of improvements!


30 posted on 07/08/2014 9:19:49 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Did all the bars and clubs on “the Flats” go bankrupt ?

Can't say. Haven't been down there in over a decade. Nobody in my circle really talks about the Flats much these days, but maybe the youngins still hang there.
31 posted on 07/08/2014 9:19:49 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser

Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy9LxIj99K8


32 posted on 07/08/2014 9:19:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: chrisser

Your hear this BS about how supposedly putting a convention in a state will held that party’s electoral prospects. 2012 was a 0 for 2 for that strategy as the D convention was in Charlotte, NC and the R was in Tampa/St Pete, FL and of course the other party won that state. The GOP has gone 0 for 5 with the locations of the past 5 conventions.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 9:20:19 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: 1rudeboy

Then have it in Cincinnati.

Cleveland is the unshaven armpit of Great Lakes cities.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 9:21:48 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Blood of Tyrants

From the movie “Major League”:

There’s a red moon rising
On the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There’s a red moon rising
ON the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There’s an oil barge winding
Down the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There’s an oil barge winding
Down the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

Cleveland, city of light, city of magic
Cleveland, city of light, you’re calling me
Cleveland, even now I can remember
‘Cause the Cuyahoga River
Goes smokin’ through my dreams

Burn on, big river, burn on
Burn on, big river, burn on
Now the Lord can make you tumble
And the Lord can make you turn
And the Lord can make you overflow
But the Lord can’t make you burn

Burn on, big river, burn on
Burn on, big river, burn on


35 posted on 07/08/2014 9:22:43 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: chrisser
I remember visiting there back in the 80s. At 11 pm, they turned up the music...
36 posted on 07/08/2014 9:22:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: chrisser

It could have been Chicago or Detroit.


37 posted on 07/08/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I live in Sagamore, and I avoid Cleveland like the plague! Well, except for the occasional blast to Li Wah or Bo Loong.

Haven't been to Bo Loong, but we go to Li Wah pretty frequently. I really like Korea House on the corner, across the street from the little mall, especially their hot pots.
38 posted on 07/08/2014 9:23:46 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser

Terminal Tower Lights from Progressive Field
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7U7woi-J44


39 posted on 07/08/2014 9:25:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Surprised they don’t have it in Mexico City. By the time the convention rolls around it will probably be the capitol of Texas.


40 posted on 07/08/2014 9:26:03 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Cheerio

——Hugh Hewitt will be orgasmic and unlistenable this afternoon.——

LOL....that was my first thought as well....


41 posted on 07/08/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Yeah, the Flats are being redeveloped for more stable and productive multi-uses. The bar scene went sour years ago, as bar scenes usually do.
42 posted on 07/08/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: chrisser

“Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention”

Fail.


43 posted on 07/08/2014 9:27:36 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Grams A

“Surprised they don’t have it in Mexico City. By the time the convention rolls around it will probably be the capitol of Texas”

Bump.

Having it in Mexico would be the “loving”(*) thing to do (*used by permission of Jebbie Bush).


44 posted on 07/08/2014 9:29:16 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Ohio is a closed shop state so the unions will get lots of work in Cleveland. I expect them to perpetrate some street ugliness as well.
45 posted on 07/08/2014 9:29:21 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: fwdude

It would be like the stockyards were back!


46 posted on 07/08/2014 9:30:29 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: chrisser

The “mistake on the lake” hosting a bunch of fakes.

CC


47 posted on 07/08/2014 9:31:50 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Home of The Rock & Roll hall of fame


48 posted on 07/08/2014 9:32:03 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: chrisser

As if my commute isn’t bad enough.....


49 posted on 07/08/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: chrisser

From an old Barney Miller episode:

Wojo (to Harris): “Have fun in Cleveland!”

Dietrich: “He’ll be the first.”


50 posted on 07/08/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT by baltiless
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