Denver presents its pitch Monday to host 2016 Republican National Convention

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Denver is one of several cities that will present a pitch today to officials with the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Representatives from each city are in Washington, D.C. to argue in favor of their city.

Denver is competing against Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix for the 2016 convention.

However, only five citieies are expected to give their presentations on Monday. Dallas, Cincinnati and Las Vegas are postponing their pitches due to weather problems in their areas.

The RNC Site Selection Committee is expected to visit 3-5 finalist cities in March and April. 

A final decision is expected in August.

If Denver is chosen to host the convention, Colorado Republican party chairman Ryan Call told 7NEWS that the Pepsi Center will serve as the principal event site -- hosting key speeches and the nominating process. He added that Coors Field is the proposed site for a welcome reception.  

The Colorado Convention Center would serve as an "expo" site, part of the "delegate experience," said Call.

"Denver has had a successful history of hosting large events, including Pope John Paul II's historic visit in 1993, the 2008 Democratic convention and the first presidential debate of 2012," Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet wrote in a letter supporting the bid.

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