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GOP committee searching for 2016 national convention host

Narrowing down which city could potentially host the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) is a newly appointed convention committee.

At the Republican National Committee annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C. in mid-January, it was revealed that the newly formed convention committee would investigate locations bidding to host the RNC. Finalists are expected to be announced in February.

The winter meeting allowed representatives from the bidding cities to pitch why their destinations should be chosen. One of the pitches came from Las Vegas, which received backlash in 2012 over high U.S. government conference spending at the M Resort in Henderson, Nev.

Other bidding cities include Phoenix, Denver, and Kansas City, Mo.

Once this committee has selected the overall finalist destination for the convention, the Republican National Committee will cast their votes in August.

The destination chosen will join the likes of other cities that have hosted the convention. This includes, Tampa, New York and Minneapolis.

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