The 2012 Republican National Convention was held in Tampa, Fla. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that it has narrowed its list of possible host cities for its 2016 convention to six.

The finalists are: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas.

The committee previously announced eight possible sites. Missing the cut this round were Phoenix and Columbus.

“In any other year, Columbus and Phoenix could have topped the list, but with so many strong cities competing, the committee had to make the difficult decision to narrow the field," RNC site selection committee chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said. "Phoenix and Columbus are great American cities, and I hope they’ll pursue a future bid for an RNC convention."

For more on what each city brings to the table, check out Jaime Fuller's rundown over at The Fix.