Republican Conventions
2016 National Political Conventions  

Political conventions are usually quadrennial affairs used to officially nominate a party's candidate for president and vice president and adopt its political platform. At the state and county levels, conventions are used to nominate or select candidates for state, county, or district elections.

These conventions, which are attended by elected officials, delegates and activists, also provide an opportunity for the party leadership to disseminate information on election strategy. In addition, conventions offer an unrivaled networking platform for its participants.

At its infancy, national conventions are wholly responsible for electing a party's presidential and vice-presidential nominees. However, the introduction of the modern state and county level primaries and caucuses have somewhat diluted the clout of conventions, and instead, turned them into a media event - albeit one that offers a powerful post-convention 'bounce' for the nominees.

Location: TBA
Dates: TBA 2016
  Cities seriously expressing interest in hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention include Columbus, Philadelphia and St. Louis.

In February 2014, the Democratic National Committee invited 30 cities to bid on hosting the convention. They include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, El Paso, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville-Davidson, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando, New Orleans, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa.

To date, Austin, Chicago, Kansas City, Portland, St. Louis, and Tampa have stated that they are not planning to bid on the 2016 convention.

The 2012 host city for the Democratic Convention, Charlotte, was chosen in February of 2011. We may therefore have to wait until 2015 before we get a decision.
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Location: TBA
Dates: June 2016
  On February 27, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced the finalists to host the convention:
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Location: TBA
Dates: TBA
  The first Libertarian Party National Convention was held in 1972 and, more recently, been held every two years to choose members of the Libertarian National Committee. During general election years, presidential and vice-presidential nominees are chosen and a party platform is adopted. Libertarian conventions traditionally provide less fanfare and more substantive party business and do not, unlike the Democratic and Republican parties, accept taxpayer assistance to pay for the convention.

The 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention will be held from June 26th - 29th 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.

The dates and host city of the 2016 Libertarian Party National Convention will most probably be chosen in early 2015.
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