Get your Turnpike tolls ready. The Republican National Committee has announced the tentaive choice of Cleveland for its presidential nominating convention in 2016.
The GOP bypassed Dallas, the other finalist for the gathering of delegates and media hoardes in search of news at the largely scripted event. In Ohio, the Republicans are featuring a state that's a traditional center of contention in presidential years. No Republican has gone on to win the White House without its electoral votes. But by the same token, there is no correlation between convention sites and state victories for either party.
The Democrats have yet to announce their 2016 convention city.