Political Conventions

Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus says the party's first presidential primary debate will be held in Cleveland this coming August.

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Columbus has lost its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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. 

The Republican National Committee has finalized the dates for the 2016 convention in Cleveland.

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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.

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city's notable achievements in 2014 are helping change its national image. 

Columbus, Philadelphia, and New York are the three finalists to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

The Federal Election Commission is giving political parties new flexibility to pay for their presidential nominating conventions.  

Democratic Party Committee Wraps Up Columbus Visit

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. 

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. 

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

Jun 26, 2014

The Republican National Committee says Cleveland and Dallas are the two finalists to host the party's convention in 2016.

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

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.

Ohio’s hopes for one of the two major party presidential conventions in 2016 have dwindled slightly. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports.

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.

Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati are making pitches to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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

Mar 3, 2014

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is backing Columbus' bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Local government, tourism and business leaders have formally made a bid for Columbus to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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