SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah GOP leaders have reversed course and decided not to pursue a bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention in Salt Lake City.
Chairman James Evans told the Deseret News (http://bit.ly/1e5z7QC ) that Salt Lake City may not have convention-sized hotel in place to host the gathering.
He also says there are concerns about the $30 million a host city must raise and likelihood that national officials will instead choose a city in a swing state.
Las Vegas, Denver, Charlotte and Phoenix have all been considering or actively bidding to host the convention.
National Republican officials will name the host city next year.