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Local Republicans make convention pitch in D.C.

Hamilton County Republicans visited Washington on Friday to make Cincinnati's pitch for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Twitter photo by Alex Triantafilou. Hamilton County Republicans visited Washington on Friday to make Cincinnati's pitch for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Twitter photo by Alex Triantafilou.
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Hamilton County Republican leaders made their pitch Friday for hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Among those in Washington were Western & Southern Financial Group CEO John Barrett, Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann and Cincinnati City Councilwoman Amy Murray.

Cincinnati is among eight cities bidding. The others are Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

"It's a ground zero location. And I think all of us who've attended these conventions in the past have been troubled by the transportation," Barrett said. "That is the least issue in our city. Everything is walkable." 

The committee will be considering convention venues, hotel rooms, transportation, available labor and volunteers. Plus, how much money the city can raise in private funds.

The committee will likely announce selected cities to visit by the end of the month.  

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