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Dallas, Cleveland finalists for GOP convention

BOSTON (AP) – Dallas is one of just two cities still alive in the sweepstakes to host the Republican Party’s next presidential nominating convention.

Republican National Committee members’ decision on Wednesday narrowing the field to Dallas and Cleveland eliminated two other contenders, Denver and Kansas City, Missouri.

Several cities have been competing for the chance to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, which is expected to attract thousands of political activists, donors and reporters to the host city. RNC leaders are expected to select the winning site later this summer.

Dallas’ chances are strengthened by its coalition of wealthy donors with ties to the Bush family and the oil industry. Cleveland sits in the heart of Ohio, a perennial swing state.

Republican leaders plan to hold the convention in early summer 2016.  

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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