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Cleveland still in running for Republican Convention

James W. Wade III | 5/23/2014, 9:15 a.m.

Some say the third time is a charm, after some cities are out Cleveland still has a chance to host the Republican Convention. In a news release Las Vegas and Cincinnati withdrew their bids after they were notified that they did not meet the committee's criteria for available facilities.

The RNC's site selection committee, after convening Thursday via conference call to make the latest round of cuts, announced it had narrowed the field to Cleveland, Dallas, Denver and Kansas City. Hopefully with the new hotels opening up Cleveland can now handle a convention this size.

The hard work of all the help make this happen is no doubt happy for Cleveland. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald issued a statement saying that the announcement offers proof of Northeast Ohio's progress.

"There is no doubt that our city's renaissance is fully underway," FitzGerald said. "And I thank Mayor Jackson and the members of our respective councils for supporting this effort."

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