Dallas, Cleveland finalists for ‘16 GOP convention; Kansas City, Denver out

 
 
Promotional items for the 2016 Republican National Convention include popcorn and chocolate hearts from Kansas, City, a Broncos insulated bag and T-shirt from Denver, and more.
Promotional items for the 2016 Republican National Convention include popcorn and chocolate hearts from Kansas, City, a Broncos insulated bag and T-shirt from Denver, and more.
Tish Wells / MCT

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Dallas and Cleveland are the finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Kansas City and Denver are out.

“After extensive review the site selection committee has chosen Cleveland and Dallas as finalists for the 2016 convention. Cleveland and Dallas demonstrated their ability to host a phenomenal convention in 2016,” said Site Selection Committee Chairman Enid Mickelsen.

“These world class cities know how to roll out the welcome mat, and more importantly they have the ability to provide our next presidential nominee a launching pad that will put a Republican in the White House in 2016,” she said.

No details were immediately available as to why Dallas and Cleveland made the cut. The 2012 convention was held in Tampa.

A final 2016 decision is expected later this summer.

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