RNC 2014 Winter Meeting - Interested Cities for 2016: Columbus  ...next >
Jan. 23, 2014 - Michael Brown, director of public affairs at Experience Columbus, noted that Columbus is in the battleground region of the battleground state.  "The road to the White House goes through Columbus, Ohio," Brown said.

Experience Columbus held a casual happy hour reception from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Jan. 22.  Co-hosts attending the event included Mayor Michael B. Coleman; Alex Fischer of the Columbus Partnership; Brian Ross of Experience Columbus; Ohio GOP chair Matt Borges; and Hon. Jo Ann Davidson, former co-chair of the RNC.  A trio from Columbus Jazz Orchestra played.  Attendees sampled Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams and vodka from Middle West Spirits, both made in Columbus.  [Reception photos courtesy of Experience Columbus].
RNC member John Hammond talks with Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman.
A trio from the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
Gift bag contents included a copy of Revealed: Columbus, a photo book celebrating Columbus' bicentennial, a brownie from Sugardaddy's Sumptious Sweeties, buckeyes (candies), and True Blue Spa Super Rich Foot Cream from Columbus-based Bath & Body Works (highlighting Columbus' walkability).
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