RNC For GOP, Cleveland Rocks; Dallas Passed Over For 2016 Convention By Eric Aasen • Jul 8, 2014 Frank Librio / Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau The Republican National Committee chose Cleveland over Dallas on Tuesday morning to host its 2016 national convention. RNC chairman Reince Priebus made the announcement on Fox News shortly before 11 a.m. Dallas And Cleveland Remain In Running To Host 2016 GOP Convention By Eric Aasen, Shelley Kofler & Doualy Xaykaothao • Jun 25, 2014 Shelley Kofler / KERA News And then there were two. Dallas and Cleveland have been named the two remaining finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Dallas Says GOP Convention Group Saw A City That Has Fun -- And Can Raise Cash By Shelley Kofler • Jun 13, 2014 Frank Librio / Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau The site selection committee left town Friday, and Dallas feels good about its odds for being chosen to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Dallas Shows GOP Convention Group Why It's Called 'Big D' By Shelley Kofler • Jun 12, 2014 Shelley Kofler / KERA News Republicans choosing the 2016 site for their national convention found out Thursday why Dallas is called “Big D." Dallas Sees Las Vegas, Kansas City, Denver As Main Competitors For GOP Convention By Shelley Kofler • Mar 21, 2014 Flickr.com Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says Big D presented a competitive proposal Friday that should make the city a finalist for hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention. North Texas Delegates Share Mixed Feelings About RNC By Courtney Collins • Aug 29, 2012 Mallory Benedict/PBS NewsHour / flickr North Texas delegates are reporting both triumphs and disappointments from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.