Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has a new role as chair of the host committee trying to secure the 2016 Republican National Convention for Phoenix.
Kyl, R-Ariz., served three terms in the Senate from 1995 to 2013 and rose to the rank of minority whip, the chamber’s No. 2 GOP leadership job.
Phoenix was a finalist for the 2012 Republican convention but lost out to Tampa. Civic boosters are hoping Kyl’s influence in GOP circles and “workhorse” reputation will help seal the deal this time.
“I don’t know that we have a really great shot, but I think we’ve got a good shot,” Kyl told The Arizona Republic on Saturday.
Via Dave Weigel takes a look at the artwork Phoenix is using to make their bid for 2016 RNC.