Political Conventions First GOP Presidential Debate To Be Held In Cleveland By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 5, 2015 Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus says the party's first presidential primary debate will be held in Cleveland this coming August. Columbus' Bid To Host Democratic Convention Comes Up Short By Jim Letizia, Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Feb 12, 2015 Facebook Columbus has lost its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. How Hosting NHL All-Star Game Could Help Columbus Get 2016 DNC By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 23, 2015 Columbus is in the national spotlight this weekend as host of the NHL All-Star Game. The event is expected to bring more than 140,000 people to the downtown area. RNC Releases Dates Of 2016 GOP National Convention By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 15, 2015 The Republican National Committee has finalized the dates for the 2016 convention in Cleveland. Mayor Coleman Discusses His Future By Jim Letizia • Jan 2, 2015 Facebook Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says bringing the 2016 Democratic National Convention to the city is priority one, two and three for his final year in office. Mayor Coleman Reflects On 2014 By Jim Letizia • Dec 29, 2014 columbus.gov Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city's notable achievements in 2014 are helping change its national image. Columbus A Finalist To Host 2016 Democratic Convention By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 25, 2014 Columbus, Philadelphia, and New York are the three finalists to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. New Elections Rules Allow Political Donors To Double Contributions By Associated Press • Oct 9, 2014 The Federal Election Commission is giving political parties new flexibility to pay for their presidential nominating conventions. Democratic Party Committee Wraps Up Columbus Visit By Jim Letizia & Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Aug 8, 2014 Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city has the facilities and the ability to host the Democratic Party's 2016 national convention. Democratic Convention Team In Columbus By Mike Foley & Associated Press • Aug 6, 2014 State and local elected officials in Columbus plan to show what Ohio's capital city has to offer as they make their pitch to host the Democratic Party's next presidential convention. What Choice Of Cleveland To Host 2016 RNC Means For GOP And Ohio By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 8, 2014 The Republican National Committee has chosen Cleveland as its host city for the party’s 2016 national convention. Cleveland A Finalist To Host 2016 Republican Convention By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio & Associated Press • Jun 26, 2014 The Republican National Committee says Cleveland and Dallas are the two finalists to host the party's convention in 2016. Columbus Submits DNC Bid By Jim Letizia • Jun 24, 2014 Columbus city leaders yesterday submitted the city's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Cleveland Only Ohio City In Bid For GOP Convention By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio & Mike Foley • May 22, 2014 Cleveland is the only Ohio city in contention to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, after Cincinnati formally withdrew its bid on Thursday due to a lack of adequate convention facilities. Columbus Out; Cincinnati And Cleveland Still On List For 2016 RNC Convention By Ohio Public Radio • Apr 2, 2014 Ohio’s hopes for one of the two major party presidential conventions in 2016 have dwindled slightly. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports. Party Launches Poll To Help Choose GOP Convention City By Jim Letizia • Mar 6, 2014 Republican Party leaders have launched an online poll that lets people pick from Columbus and seven other cities that are finalists to host the 2016 GOP National Convention. Political Nominating Conventions Attract Attention, But Not Necessarily Money By Ohio Public Radio • Mar 4, 2014 Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati are making pitches to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Columbus Company Working On Las Vegas' Bid To Host 2016 GOP Convention By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Mar 4, 2014 A Columbus-based public relations firm is working to help bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas. Former California Governor Endorses Columbus' Bid For 2016 RNC By Associated Press & Alison Holm • Mar 3, 2014 Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is backing Columbus' bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. GOP Convention Bid Submitted By Jim Letizia • Feb 27, 2014 Local government, tourism and business leaders have formally made a bid for Columbus to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Taxpayers Funding Columbus' Efforts To Host Political Conventions By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 11, 2014 Representatives of the cities of Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland went to Washington DC Monday to talk with the Republican National Committee members who will choose the site for their 2016 convention. Coleman Is Pushing For Columbus To Host Political Conventions By Jim Letizia • Jan 23, 2014 Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is in Washington D-C, lobbying political party leaders to bring a national convention to the city.