November 20, 2014

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Local officials react to GOP picking Cleveland for national convention

Following news that Cleveland would be the host for the upcoming Republican National Convention, local officials had good things to say.

“I think it’s a great thing for all of Northeast Ohio and I’m looking forward to Medina County being a part of it. It’s a great way to showcase this part of the state … it’s a great choice politically.”
— Nancy L. Abbott, chairwoman of the Medina County Republican Party’s Executive Committee

“We are on cloud nine that the RNC has selected Cleveland — the North Coast — for the 2016 National Convention. I think Medina County is going to play a pivotal role. They are going to need a ton of volunteers to pull this off.”
— Sharon Ray, chairwoman of the Medina County Republican Party’s Central Committee

“I am thrilled that Cleveland was selected to host the next Republican National Convention. The city of Cleveland has worked tirelessly to present a compelling case to the selection team, and I’m proud of their efforts. We now have to opportunity to highlight our city’s rebirth to the entire world.”
— U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth

“Today’s announcement is excellent news for Ohio. It represents another step forward in the city of Cleveland’s renaissance. As a Cleveland resident, I’m proud that we will host a party’s national convention and give America the opportunity to experience our region’s world class museums, restaurants and other attractions.”
— U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland

“It’s a unique opportunity to showcase the new Cleveland as one of America’s great cities, and to bring dollars and jobs to Ohio. I am really proud of the way the Cleveland community has come together to support the first national convention in Ohio since 1936.”
— U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati

“The team from Cleveland has gone above and beyond the call of duty and I think they’re representative of a city eager to show the country all the fantastic things they have to offer.”
— Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee