Other cities have said ‘No Thnaks’….
I wonder why?
The city of Dallas told the Observer Thursday that it was asked by the RNC to bid but declined. Dallas was a finalist for the 2016 RNC, which was awarded to Cleveland.
“We took a hard look at it once, we took a hard look at it twice, but it didn’t work for us,” said Frank Librio of Visit Dallas, which works to bring conventions to the city.
San Antonio was not one of the first cities the RNC asked to bid. But one of President Donald Trump’s campaign managers has been lobbying San Antonio to submit a late bid.
The city’s mayor, Ron Nirenberg, sent a memo to his City Council Wednesday telling them the RNC wants the Texas city to bid.
He wrote that he earlier had believed “that the GOP opted not to pursue a bid from San Antonio. As such, no further discussions occurred. ”
He added: “Today, I learned that the GOP has renewed its interest in San Antonio, and is now actively seeking a convention bid. I’ve asked the City Manager to schedule a full briefing at the earliest possible date. ”
But it’s unclear if San Antonio will bid on the convention.
In its original bid documents, the RNC told Charlotte the deadline for bidding was Feb. 28. But the RNC has extended that deadline, though it did not say why….