COLUMBUS, Ohio -According to reports, Columbus has submitted a bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. City leaders reportedly will make a formal presentation to the GOP's convention committee next Monday.
The bid, submitted Wednesday, is said to cover everything from accommodations to transportation and security. This is the first time Columbus has bid for a political .
Other cities expected to bid on the Republican convention include Cleveland, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix and Kansas City.
The GOP convention committee is expected to create a short list of contenders by mid March and follow up with site visits in April.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The head of the Hamilton County Republican Party says the Cincinnati region has officially made its bid for the next Republican National Convention.
County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou says the effort has bipartisan and nonpartisan support, as well as backing from neighboring northern Kentucky political business leaders. The chairman told supporters in an email Wednesday night Cincinnati region representatives will be in Washington on Monday for an hour-long presentation to the site selection committee for the 2016 convention.
Backers see the convention as a potential boon for bringing visitors and attention to Cincinnati and surrounding areas. They also have been promoting Hamilton County's role as a pivotal area in the swing state of Ohio