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Denver leaders launch effort to win 2016 RNC

1:38 PM, Jan 17, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER-An effort to attract a major piece of the 2016 presidential campaign trail to Denver kicked off on Friday.

Local leaders who want to bring the Republican National Convention to Denver held a private luncheon on Friday, with plans for an afternoon press conference.

The idea has support from local leaders in both major parties because of the exposure and visitors it would bring here.

Denver has hosted major milestones in the last two presidential cycles.

The first 2012 Presidential debate took place at the University of Denver.

In 2008, the Democratic National Convention came to Denver, with events inside Pepsi Center and Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech at Invesco Field.

Supporters of the DNC effort had to raise tens of millions of dollars to make the event happen.

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