The Republican National Committee has selected July 18-21 as the official dates for the
"I'm pleased to announce the 2016 Republican National Convention will kick off on July 18," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "A convention in July is a historic success for our party and future nominee. he convention will be held significantly earlier than previous election cycles, allowing access to crucial general election funds earlier than ever before to give our nominee a strong advantage heading into Election Day. We're excited to continue working with our partners in Cleveland and we look forward to showcasing everything the city has to offer to our delegates and the world in 2016."
Priebus says a July convention allows the eventual Republican nominee to access critical general election funds earlier than previous election cycles. According to Priebus, this is a historic move that could give the GOP nominee a leg up on winning the White House.