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Republican National Convention selection committee to Denver: Thanks but no thanks

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The two cities the GOP convention committee likes better than Denver, as seen in an image from the RNC Facebook page.
Moments ago, the Republican National Committee announced that it had narrowed its list of finalists to host the 2016 GOP convention to two: Dallas and Cleveland. That means Denver's out (along with Kansas City). That's undoubtedly good news to the guy who called the Mile High City a "liberal shithole" on the RNC Facebook page back in April, but city boosters are undoubtedly bummed. Here's how the committee announced/broke the news.

Republican National Committee press release:

RNC Selects Cleveland and Dallas as 2016 Finalists

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Republican National Committee's Site Selection Committee selected Cleveland, Ohio and Dallas, Texas as finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The committee's decision was based on a thorough review of bids, presentations, and visits to each of the cities.

Following today's meeting of the RNC's Site Selection Committee, Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen issued the following statement:

"After extensive review the site selection committee has chosen Cleveland and Dallas as finalists for the 2016 convention. Cleveland and Dallas demonstrated their ability to host a phenomenal convention in 2016, and the RNC is excited about the prospect of hosting our convention in either of these great cities. After visiting both cities, I can say to my fellow Republicans that we should be excited for the 2016 convention. These world class cities know how to roll out the welcome mat, and more importantly they have the ability to provide our next presidential nominee a launching pad that will put a Republican in the White House in 2016.

"The committee extends our sincere thanks and gratitude to Denver and Kansas City for their hard work and dedication to this effort. Both teams should be proud of their work. They were great ambassadors for their cities, and we felt fortunate to visit and get to know them. This was a tough decision for our committee because all four of these cities made excellent bids.

"As we move closer to choosing a host for our convention, I'm more confident than ever that we'll have an outstanding partner to showcase our Party and our Republican nominee in 2016."

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Politics archive circa April 2: "Denver's a 'liberal sh*thole'? Maybe, but it still could host the 2016 Republican convention."

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189 comments
Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

Dominic Fante, tell me your solution to the "broken" government. Tell me how libertardians would curb massive deficits, end NSA surveillance (which really ain't about shit compared to the massive PRIVATE/CORPORATE intelligence machine that the average citizen barely bats an eye to), refrain from catering to special interests, and profiting off wars (whether or not the US is directly involved). I'm curious as to how you arrived that I even unequivocally support either of the two main establishment parties.....you stupid, spineless, whiny little internet DWEEB

Dave Whalen
Dave Whalen

Dear Republican Party...F$&k You Very Much!

Cristina Romero
Cristina Romero

Obama should have already been impeached. that fluoride & aluminum mix must be working. how come we impeached Clinton for getting head? yet we can't impeach the brother & main funder to the leader of the Muslim brotherhood who is committing atrocities a hop, skip, and a jump on the other side of the pond ... wwwait, my bad aren't you late to camp in line in front of the apple store, i hear iphones come out in september this year the upgrade is 3 new emojis! I bet if you hurry now you'll still be able to set up your tent 5 blocks from the store

John Wayne Claybaugh
John Wayne Claybaugh

The dems caused major problems while they were here. I don't want any big events going on in Denver. They're just an excuse to harass the homeless people we have here. Enough of that already happens.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

I posted we lost the GOP convention when it got out that Denver had male prostitutes with AIDS.

Savannah Guiette
Savannah Guiette

Yeah sure lets let another state have 200MILLION!! lol you guys are all idiots. \

Blazar Seeda
Blazar Seeda

HOw about , go to another planet and destroy it.

David Thead
David Thead

Denver needs an Olympics, not an RNC

Jana Goff Tweedy
Jana Goff Tweedy

Is this supposed to be a bad thing? Screw the republicans.

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

If you're going to be a sheep Alec, look at the Chicago Suntimes circa august 1996 after the DNC left Chicago. Look at the stories and pictures of restaurant owners asking where the people where. If you're going to pretend you're so intelligent you should actually do some research on these events which you've clearly limited to reading newspaper stories. I've actually been part of several of these bids in various cities. The cities pay for everything. People stay 2-4 to a room and are there until they go to the convention at which point they're bussed there, then bussed to any number of parties, and bussed home. They spend no money and if by chance they do get off their hungover, frugal asses the whatever they spend is dwarfed by the money spent by the destination. That doesn't even begin to count the lost revenue that actual groups that would have been here would have left that we're turned away. If that's your idea of positive impact your need to go back to school. Any large convention would have a greater impact than these. Why do politicians go for them? Ego. You should cull yours because you really have no clue.

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

Right go back and read those posts and see who said the figures. The people who have to justify their spend. If all you're going on is news stories you're seriously out of your league.

Johnny Zimmerman
Johnny Zimmerman

Legalizing marijuana seems to keep the "undesirables" out of Colorado. LoL

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Their cult of freeloaders went where they could get more corporate welfare.

Thom Peck
Thom Peck

Keep those turds away from Sandy Eggo, too.

John NoKlu Altamirano
John NoKlu Altamirano

Good I'm tired of that stuff coming to Denver.. Denver's too free-spirited for that

Dominic Fante
Dominic Fante

Tell me how well our congress is functioning in a two-party system, Bradford. Tell me that both parties aren't responsible for allowing trillion dollar deficits, NSA surveillance, special interest political contributions, multiple wars, and corruption affecting our lives every day. I'm curious how you think having only two legitimate options for our nation's leaders is a good idea.

Leah Sanders
Leah Sanders

Ahhh maybe colorado is well on her way to being a fully liberal state!!!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Be glad the freeloading conservatives aren't coming.  They don't want to pay their bills, why do you think they'd pay their bills here?  They don't want to pay for their health care, they don't want to pay for their government and they won't pay their server.

Brian Tate
Brian Tate

hell yes! go to dallas you toothless hillbillies.

Julie Welton
Julie Welton

They know it wasn't worth the effort in our lovely, liberal, go against the status quo, culture.

Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips

Ha Ha Ha...Dallas & Cleveland. Too funny!

Louis Cruz Jr.
Louis Cruz Jr.

Yeah get out of Denver and take your fracking with you.. Don't need any more nut jobs here.

Stephenie Falcone
Stephenie Falcone

LAST thing this city needs anyway, I was in NYC when they went there, total clusterf**k! Really messed up traffic and turned people against each other.

Clara Madrid
Clara Madrid

Yeah, re-run Tancredo ran against Beauprez in the primary. Is that all they have, really? Pathetic.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

reagan should have been impeached for conspiring to commit treason. 

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, it was much harder for cultservatives to lie when there were so many good Americans around to correct them.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

How much corporate welfare is it going to take lure them?  


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