|RNC 2014 Winter Meeting - Interested Cities
for 2016: Phoenix
|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
|Members of the Cowgirls
Historical Foundation arrive to help out at the evening reception.
"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
|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
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.