RNC 2014 Winter Meeting - Interested Cities for 2016: Phoenix  ...back >
Jan. 23, 2014 - Phoenix, a runner-up to hold the 2008 Republican National Convention, hopes to attract the Republicans in 2016.  The Phoenix host committee website states, "Phoenix embodies its namesake mythological bird, known to rise from the ashes more mighty than ever.  That symbolism is aligns the messaging of the Republican Party in 2016."  Other attractive features of Phoenix, the sixth largest city in the United States, include 300 days of sun a year, an average temperature of 74.2 degrees, a light rail system, 40 resorts and over 500 hotels totaling 60,000 hotel rooms.
Gordon James, founder of Gordon C. James Public Relations, flanked by Edward Cowling, director of the agency's Washington office, and by Arizona Republican chairman Robert Graham.
Members of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation arrive to help out at the evening reception.

Phoenix Rising
"An evening of Southwestern hospitality" held at the Renaissance.  The reception took place after an RNC dinner at the Corcoran so the main emphasis was desserts.
CHF Cowgirls welcome RNC members and guests.
Arizona Republican chairman Robert Graham is an enthusiastic proponent of Phoenix's bid.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith made the case for Phoenix.
Ryan Innes, who appeared on NBC's The Voice, provided entertainment.
Gift bag contents included a calendar, a PING golf towel, a small bottle of Ass Kickin' hot sauce and a small package of Ass Kickin' peanuts, a package of Snapea Crisps, China Mist tea, an unidentified caramel, a business card from Crow's Dairy (located in Buckeye, west of Phoenix), an Arizona Highways calendar, Arizona Visitors Guide and Phoenix map.
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