CLEVELAND — The Republican National Committee today announced that the city will host the 2016 GOP national convention.
“This is great news for Cleveland and our entire state,” U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio stated. “It’s a unique opportunity to showcase the new Cleveland as one of America’s great cities, and to bring dollars and jobs to Ohio.
"I am really proud of the way the Cleveland community has come together to support the first national convention in Ohio since 1936. The Cleveland community deserves the credit for making it happen. I’ll continue to work closely with the Cleveland host committee and the RNC regarding convention planning to help whenever I can to ensure this is a successful convention.”