Denver Won't Host 2016 GOP Convention

Jun 25, 2014

Colorado lost the bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Denver and Kansas City lost the bid to host its 2016 convention. The committee has selected Cleveland and Dallas as host contenders. 

CPR reports, the two finalist cities had an edge over Denver—tax money to help pay for the convention. Dallas has $25 million in public funds and Cleveland has $10 million.

Ohio and Colorado are considered swing-states for the 2016 presidential race.

Colorado has nine electoral votes. Ohio has 18. Texas has 38.

The 2012 Republican National Convention was held in Tampa Bay.