Three weeks after the Republican National Convention’s Site Selection Committee left town, they have decided Cleveland makes the final round along with Dallas. Kansas City and Denver were eliminated.

“Where we stand today validates our ability to host a major convention,” said Host Committee Chair Terry Egger. “We want to make sure we put it across the finish line and finish first.”

Mayor Frank Jackson said he received the call Wednesday afternoon from the RNC. “Congratulations you’re one of two finalists and we’ll be there early next week to do some technical visit and we’ll let you know what needs to be done as a follow up.”

Egger said those stops will likely include Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field, taking a closer look at how the facilities work together. “We are going to work with the RNC, we’re going to see what their needs are. We’ve been a great partner thus far but we want to prove that this city will execute on everything’s that’s important to them.”

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