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Cincinnati vies to host Republican National Convention, narrowed field to be announced Wednesday

Hamilton County Republicans visited Washington to make Cincinnati's pitch for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Twitter photo by Alex Triantafilou. Hamilton County Republicans visited Washington to make Cincinnati's pitch for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Twitter photo by Alex Triantafilou.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati will learn on Wednesday if the Queen City will make the first cut to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Hamilton County Republican leaders traveled to Washington D.C. on March 21 to make their pitch to host the2016 Republican National Convention.

"It's a ground zero location. And I think all of us who've attended these conventions in the past have been troubled by the transportation," said John Barrett, Western & Southern Financial Group CEO. "That is the least issue in our city. Everything is walkable." 

The committee will be considering convention venues, hotel rooms, transportation, available labor and volunteers. Plus, how much money the city can raise in private funds.

The RNC will send a small staff to do initial visits to the narrowed field.

Cincinnati is among eight cities bidding. The others are Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

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