2016 Republican National Convention

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2016 Republican National Convention
2016 Presidential Election
Quicken Loans Arena.jpg
The 2016 Republican National Convention is scheduled to be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.[1]
Convention
Date(s) July 18–21, 2016[2]
City Cleveland, Ohio
Venue Quicken Loans Arena[3]
Candidates
Presidential nominee TBD
Vice Presidential nominee TBD
2012  ·  2020

The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the United States Republican Party will choose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national election will be held July 18–21, 2016. The Convention is to be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] This will mark the third time Cleveland has hosted this event, and the first since 1936.[4]

Background[edit]

Selection[edit]

In 2013, the Republican National Committee named an eight-member Site Selection Committee to start the process of selecting a host city for the 2016 convention.

On April 2, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas were the finalists for hosting the convention.[5]

Cleveland was selected on July 8, 2014.

Host Committee[edit]

The 2016 Cleveland Host Committee, a 501(c)(3) [non-profit], was the official and federally designated presidential convention host committee for the convention, charged with the task of raising the necessary funds to hold the convention. The Host Committee is composed of 10 prominent Ohio business executives, civic and other community leaders. Terrance C.Z. Egger,[6] is executive chairman and David Gilbert, is vice-chair[7] of the host committee

Security[edit]

The convention is designated as a National Special Security Event, meaning that ultimate authority over law enforcement went to the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security.[8]

The Convention[edit]

This will be the first Republican National Convention to be held entirely in July, since 1980.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Preceded by
2012
Tampa, Florida
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
2020
Location TBD