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Dallas brandishes bid to host 2016 Republican Convention

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Texas delegates at the GOP Convention held in Tampa, Fla. in 2012. Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest  March 21, 2014


Newscast Media DALLAS—Dallas leaders met with the Republican National Committee (RNC) today to share their vision to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention back to the city. Thirty years ago, Dallas helped launch President Ronald Reagan’s successful reelection victory at the 1984 Republican National Convention.


Today, Dallas is ready once again to host more than 40,000 visitors and offer a unique and memorable experience as Republican delegates nominate their next candidate for president.



"Dallas is an ideal location for the 2016 convention because Texas is a national model for economic success and job growth," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said. "Not only is Dallas-Fort Worth home to 18 Fortune 500 companies, but Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year and Forbes just named Dallas as the fourth fastest growing city in America."

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GOP Convention that was held in Tampa in 2012.Photo by Joseph Earnest

To ensure the success of the Republican National Convention, Dallas has assembled a world-class Host Committee of more than 60 leaders and philanthropists capable of robust Texas-sized fundraising.

"We are confident that our Host Committee will raise the $60 million necessary to execute the best Republican National Convention in history," said Phillip J. Jones, President and CEO of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

"We have a solid track record of successful fundraising and are proud to report we have already secured  $40 million in commitments through private donors and the state's major event trust fund," he added.    Add Comments>>














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