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GOP site selection committee visits Cleveland today
Delegation scoping out the city's infrastructure between now and Wednesday to see if Cleveland is ready to host the 2016 national convention
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Cleveland will today host a GOP delegation, which wants to see if the city is ready to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
GOP site selection committee visits Cleveland today

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Cleveland is up against Dallas, Denver and Kansas City for the convention that takes place in about two years. The Republican group will be meeting city leaders and evaluating security and transportation options between now and Wednesday. Cleveland has been considered a good bet for Republicans hoping to neutralize some of the overwhelmingly Democratic voters in Cuyahoga County, which essentially won the 2012 election for President Obama. Democrats are also considering Cleveland, along with Columbus and 13 other cities to host their 2016 National Convention.
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