by: Jim Bradley Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
The city of Charlotte will not host the Republican National Convention in 2016.
City leaders announced they will not submit a bid to the Republican National Committee.
, Charlotte was included in a list of two dozen cities asked to submit proposals to host the convention.
But Charlotte leaders said planning another convention just 16 months after hosting the Democratic National Convention was too much too soon.
"We want to pursue big things, good things for Charlotte, but we also don't want to stretch our resources too thin," said Mayor Pro Tem member Michael Barnes.
Mayor Pat Cannon, who spent the day in Washington, D.C. on city business, said the city will still consider a future convention.
"We feel the most responsible and prudent course of action is to step back and possibly set our sights on the convention in 2020, thereby giving us, our community
, and corporate partners adequate time to prepare," Cannon said.
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