Could Denver host the 2016 RNC?

9:54 PM, Nov 13, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - Will Denver be the site of yet another political convention?

Colorado Republican Chairman, Ryan Call, confirmed Wednesday that they are prepared to make a bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The last time Denver hosted a political convention was in 2008, when the Democratic National Committee selected the city. Then candidate Barack Obama accepted the nomination for president at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

That convention generated more than $200 million in revenue.

Colorado is up against other bids from places including Kansas City and Las Vegas.

Call says he feels the success Colorado showed when it hosted the DNC - as well as the presidential debate last fall - help the state's chances.

The GOP realizes they'll need support from business leaders along with Democratic Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor Hickenlooper. Call says preliminary conversations with them have gone well.

Call says they will receive more detailed information from the Republican National Committee by next week on what their proposal will need.

The final decision is expected to be made by next fall.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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