(Cleveland) - National Republicans seem to be impressed with the Northcoast. The RNC Site Selection Committee is continuing its visit in Cleveland, and all indications are favorable so far.
In a press conference at Quicken Loans Arena, Chairman Reince Priebus said the other cities have a lot of work to do, if they want to have a chance of hosting the Republican National Convention in 2016.
Priebus said Cleveland is off to good start, but also indicated that the committee is just beginning its work. This is the first stop for the committee which is visiting Denver, Kansas City, and Dallas in addition to Cleveland.
Priebus said Cleveland's financing package, new convention center, and hotel space are all positive factors, and he is impressed with the enthusiasm and can-do attitude of city leaders.
Enid Mickelsen, Reince Priebus, and Mayor Frank Jackson.
Site Selection Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said even people on the street seemed to be excited about the possibility of the convention being held here.
A decision on which city will host the convention is expected to be made in August.
The 2016 Republican Convention will be held the week of July 18 or July 27, 2016.
(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)