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Denver to find out if it’s still in 2016 Republican Convention plans

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DENVER -- Denver will find out Wednesday if it is still being considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The Republican National Committee will narrow the list of cities from eight to six Wednesday, and the list might even go to four.

Earlier this month, a group of heavy hitters from Colorado made the case in Washington. Two things make Colorado a big contender: Being a swing state and the success in hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

"We think every city brings an advantage," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said. "We have to look at what those advantages are for the committee. It's a business decision as far as where the site is chosen."

Denver's bid offers up downtown locations such as Coors Field and Pepsi Center. Other cities being considered include Las Vegas; Phoenix; Dallas; Cleveland; and Kansas City, Mo.

There is no doubt that hosting the RNC Convention will bring millions to the city and the state, boosting the local economy.

A final decision is expected sometime this summer.

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