On April 2, the Republican National Committee narrowed down the list of cities in which the 2016 Republican national convention will be held. They are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, and Las Vegas. The party eliminated Columbus and Phoenix. See this story. The story also says that the Republican Party wants the convention center in the city it chooses to have the flexibility to host the party during any part of June and the first half of July. The story says the last possible date the convention will start is July 18, 2016.