CLE Fighting to Host ’16 Republican National Convention

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio always plays a crucial role in deciding presidential elections, but in 2016 the Buckeye State could be an even bigger part of the process.

Cleveland is one of three Ohio cities trying to host the Republican National Convention.

In the summer of 2012, the Republican National Convention to nominate Mitt Romney was held in Tampa, Fla., bringing in millions of dollars to the city’s economy.

The city of Cleveland hopes in 2016 it can reap the same benefits. Columbus and Cincinnati are also among eight cities from across the country vying for the convention, too.

“I think it’ll bring revenue and generate money, so it may be a good thing,” said one Northeast Ohio resident.

“I think it would be a great idea and I think it would also boost the economy,” said another.

On Monday, several city leaders met with Republican officials…

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