Announces July 2016 Convention Dates
Republican National Committee has selected July 18-21 as the official dates
for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
"I'm pleased to announce the 2016 Republican National Convention will
kick off on July 18," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "A
convention in July is a historic success for our party and future
nominee. The convention will be held significantly earlier than
previous election cycles, allowing access to crucial general election funds
earlier than ever before to give our nominee a strong advantage heading
into Election Day.
"We're excited to continue working with our partners in Cleveland and we
look forward to showcasing everything the city has to offer to our
delegates and the world in 2016."
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had pledged to move the national convention
earlier to give our future nominee the best opportunity to succeed. A
July convention allows the eventual Republican nominee to access critical
general election funds earlier than previous election cycles. This is
a historic move that will give the GOP nominee a leg up on winning the
The next official step in the convention process will be the formation of
the RNC's Committee on Arrangements. Members of the committee are
appointed by the RNC Chairman. Until the formation of the committee,
the focus will be continued fundraising and logistical efforts for the
Host Committee Statement:
RESPONSE TO RNC CONVENTION DATE SELECTION - STATEMENT FOR PRESS
"On behalf of the Cleveland Host Committee, we look forward to
hosting the Republican National Convention July 18 -21, 2016 in Cleveland,"
said Terry Egger, President and CEO of the Cleveland Host Committee. "We look
forward to continuing our partnership with the RNC and fulfilling our
responsibilities as the host city along with reaching the goals set to execute
the best possible political convention in 2016."
"We look forward to hosting the Republican National Convention in
Cleveland," said Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson. "Throughout this process
we've been able to demonstrate our ability and passion to host the RNC while
letting the site selection committee know whichever date they picked, Cleveland
would make it happen."