Republicans tap Cleveland to host 2016 convention, eye Ohio's 18 electoral votes

  • by: PHILIP ELLIOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 5:25 PM

WASHINGTON — Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

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