Las Vegas bids for 2016 Republican National Convention

Nevada already has its eyes on 2016: The state has launched an effort to make Las Vegas the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The Las Vegas 2016 campaign kicked off Tuesday with a website and social media accounts. The campaign highlights the city’s “world-class” accommodations and being the No. 1 convention destination in the U.S.

“This is what we do,” the website reads.

The effort is being led by the Nevada Host Committee, which is chaired by Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and led by Republican National Committee and Christian Coalition veteran Jack St. Martin as executive director. The group is also supported by local business leaders, the local chamber of commerce and the city’s convention authority, according to a press release announcing the launch.

“Las Vegas makes perfect sense for the GOP Convention,” St. Martin said in a statement. “Las Vegas knows how to host something of this magnitude and Nevada’s diverse demographics make total sense for the GOP to come here.”

The effort already has the support of prominent Nevada Republicans, including Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller.

While 2016 may seem like a long way off, the convention host city was announced two years in advance last election cycle, in 2010. The 2012 convention was in Tampa, Florida.

The conventions usually pick a host city in a swing state.

Kansas City’s mayor has also made efforts to bring the convention to his city, he announced in August.