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Cleveland recommended to host the 2016 GOP Convention
After a months-long process, the site-selection committee makes a recommendation, which the party will vote on in August
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Cleveland's new convention center hosted its first major event in 2013, the national Senior Games, which brought a wave of visitors and money to town.
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Cleveland has beaten out Dallas for the nod from a site-selection committee to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The GOP has been evaluating cities for months based on accommodations and entertainment for guests. Cincinnati and Columbus had also been in the running, but dropped out in earlier rounds. Republicans are expected to officially vote on the site in early August. Cleveland was also in the running for the 2016 Democratic convention, along with Columbus. Democrats are slated to tour that city in August.
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