Nov 14, 2013 12:54 AM by Kirsten Boyd

Denver to make bid for 2016 Republican National Convention

Republican leaders in Denver say they are preparing to make a bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Denver hosted the 2008 Democratic National Convention, when Barack Obama accepted the presidential nomination at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

According to our news partners in Denver, KUSA-TV, that convention generated more than $200 million in revenue.

Colorado is up against other bids from places including Kansas City and Las Vegas.

Colorado Republican Chairman Ryan Call says he feels the success Colorado showed when it hosted the DNC - as well as the presidential debate last fall - help the state's chances.

The GOP realizes they'll need support from business leaders along with Democratic Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor Hickenlooper. Call says preliminary conversations with them have gone well.

The final decision is expected to be made by next fall.


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