RNC Announces July 2016 Convention Dates

January 15, 2015

WASHINGTON - The 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."

Background:

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 White House.

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 convention.


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