WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - On Wednesday the Republican National Committee voted to narrow the list of sites in contention for the 2016 Republican National Convention from eight to six cities.

According to an April 2 press release, the cities moving on to the next round of consideration are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas.

Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio, were cut.

A small team of RNC staff will visit the six cities for a more in-depth and technical look at financing, convention venues, media workspace, and hotels, the press release states.

The RNC selection committee will reconvene soon after the RNC's spring meeting to make a determination on which of these six cities will receive official site visits from the full RNC delegation.

"After a painstaking review, I'm pleased to announce that six cities have moved on to the next round of consideration for the 2016 Republican National Convention, said Enid Mickelsen, a RNC selection committee chair.

The press release states that the eyes of the world will be on the RNC and our host city in the summer of 2016, and these six cities have shown they have what it takes to move forward.

"In any other year, Columbus and Phoenix could have topped the list, but with so many strong cities competing, the committee had to make the difficult decision to narrow the field," Mickelsen said.

"I want to thank each city for their tireless efforts and hard work throughout this process, and I look forward to this next phase as we select a city to help us nominate the next Republican president of the U.S."

From Legal Newsline: Reach David Yates at elections@legalnewsline.com

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