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Las Vegas Officials Go All Out in Bid for '88 GOP Convention

August 20, 1986|Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Officials rolled out the red carpet for Republican National Committee members Tuesday in a 24-hour whirlwind campaign aimed at luring the party's national convention to the gaming capital in 1988.

The selection committee came to Las Vegas after a two-day stop in Los Angeles.

First on the agenda was a visit to the 18,000-seat Thomas & Mack Center, followed by lunch at the Las Vegas Country Club, then a tour of the city.

A dinner and stage show were scheduled Tuesday night at Bally's Grand.

The August, 1988, convention is expected to bring the host city more than $30 million in revenue plus millions more in national exposure.

Reno attorney Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., who is chairman of the national committee, is heading the delegation. The group will travel to Seattle today.

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