KC Has Edge For Hosting 2016 National Convention


The Chairman of the Republican National Committee says Kansas City may have an edge over some other cities working to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that Kansas City ``has a nice little advantage'' by being able to host the event in either June or July.

Priebus and the RNC site selection committee arrived in Kansas City on Wednesday to look over the facilities that would be used during the convention.

Cleveland, Dallas and Denver are also in the running to play host.

Kansas City last hosted the RNC in 1976.

The event would bring in around 40,000 visitors, 15,000 media members from around the world and have an estimated economic impact of 425 million dollars.

Posted by Greg Palmer

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