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Several members of the RNC Site Selection Committee including Chair Enid Mickelsen returned to Cleveland on Monday to see for themselves how the city could pull off a June, 2016 convention despite NBA restrictions if the Cavs reach the finals.

Their visit comes exactly two years to the day before the Republican nominee would accept the nomination June 30, 2016, if they were able to pull that date off.

When Cleveland and Dallas were announced as finalists last week it was thought that a June convention would be off the table because of the NBA restrictions both cities must deal with if their teams reach the finals.

The GOP would like six weeks to convert the arena into a convention site, the finals could last into the second week of June.

But Cleveland, in its pitch, made a convincing argument that they could pull off the conversion in time for a June 27 start and GOP leaders returned Monday to take a closer look.

Dallas, which has the added restrictions placed on their arena by the NHL as well is sticking with its plans to offer a July 18-21, 2016 convention.

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source: Newsnet5.com

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