(CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER) — CLEVELAND, Ohio – Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland has been selected to host of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the GOP's recommended location on Fox News in a live, on-air interview. The broadcast of the interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association.
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The GOP is considering June 28 and July 18 as possible dates for the convention, Priebus said during the interview.
"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.