The Republican National Committee today announced that two Ohio cities advanced as potential host cities for the 2016 RNC convention.
The other cities advancing are Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas.
Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland all submitted bids to the RNC at the beginning of the process.
"It speaks volumes about our state that we are home to three world-class cities that were able to submit competitive bids to host the 2016 Republican National Convention," said Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges. "Ohio is now the only state with two cities advancing as potential host cities. We will do everything we can to support Cincinnati's and Cleveland's bids for the convention. The road to the White House runs through Ohio,which makes us the perfect state to host the Republican National Convention.
"I want to congratulate and thank all three Ohio cities for their hard work preparing their bids," Borges added. "While we are disappointed that Columbus did not advance, today's results make clear that Ohio is an important state with vibrant cities."