Illinois GOP “loosely” discussing bid for 2016 National Convention

The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party says reports of efforts to bring the 2016 GOP National Convention to Chicago are premature.
The Sun-Times reported Saturday that GOP leaders were looking to make a bid, but party chairman Jack Dorgan says it’s just “loose talk” among a “loose group” of Republicans and it’s not been sanctioned by the state party.
The last GOP Convention in Chicago was in 1960.

Chicago also hosted the 1996 Democratic National Convention.

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