GOP visits potential Ohio convention site

Associated Press Published:

CINCINNATI -- A team checking potential sites for the 2016 Republican National Convention has visited Cincinnati on Tuesday, one of two Ohio cities still in the running as a possible host.

A team is scheduled to visit Ohio's other contender, Cleveland, on Wednesday. The other finalists are Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas and Kansas City, Mo.

Hamilton County's Republican Party chairman says he thinks Tuesday's Cincinnati tour went well. The team was shown how conventioneers could walk out of their downtown hotels to a convention site and be within walking range of more than 100 bars and restaurants.

The selection teams are checking cities' financing, convention venues, media workspace and hotels before a host city is chosen.

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