Republican National Convention http://kcur.org en Kansas City’s Former GOP Convention Hopes Go To Cleveland http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-s-former-gop-convention-hopes-go-cleveland <p></p><p>Kansas City’s ex-suitor, the Republican National Convention, has selected Cleveland to host the 2016 conference.</p><p>Kansas City had been in the running for the GOP event through late June, when the convention dubbed Cleveland and Dallas as finalists, <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-out-running-2016-gop-convention">knocking Kansas City out of consideration</a>. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:47:38 +0000 Alyson Raletz 58541 at http://kcur.org Kansas City’s Former GOP Convention Hopes Go To Cleveland Kansas City Out Of Running For 2016 GOP Convention http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-out-running-2016-gop-convention <p><strong>Update, 1:10 p.m.</strong></p><p>The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Cleveland, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas, were finalists to host the 2016 Republican Convention. Kansas City and Denver have been eliminated.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:40:33 +0000 Maria Carter, Frank Morris & Briana O'Higgins 57883 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Out Of Running For 2016 GOP Convention Mayor Discusses 2016 Convention Odds At Young Republicans Meeting http://kcur.org/post/mayor-discusses-2016-convention-odds-young-republicans-meeting <p>It'll be at least two more months before city officials learn if Kansas City has impressed the right people and secured a bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:04:18 +0000 Elle Moxley 57563 at http://kcur.org Mayor Discusses 2016 Convention Odds At Young Republicans Meeting A Look Back At The 3 Times Kansas City Hosted National Political Conventions http://kcur.org/post/look-back-3-times-kansas-city-hosted-national-political-conventions <p>The Republican National Committee is <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-advances-final-4-republican-convention-bid" target="_blank">eyeing Kansas City</a> as a potential site for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and after a visit last week, the <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-leaders-hoping-woo-republican-convention-scouts">delegates’ first impressions seem positive.</a></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:31:09 +0000 Cody Newill 57075 at http://kcur.org A Look Back At The 3 Times Kansas City Hosted National Political Conventions The History of Recent Political Conventions http://kcur.org/post/history-recent-political-conventions <p>Kansas City is getting the once-over this week from members of the Republican National Committee, who are in town to see whether we have what it takes to host the party’s 2016 national convention.</p><p>The last convention here came in 1976, and it was a hummer: A candidate named Ronald Reagan was taking on the incumbent president, Gerald Ford, and the battle went down to convention week.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:59:22 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 56966 at http://kcur.org The History of Recent Political Conventions Hey GOP, Kansas Citians Say To Come For The Amenities — Or Don’t Come At All http://kcur.org/post/hey-gop-kansas-citians-say-come-amenities-or-don-t-come-all <p></p><p>Officials in Kansas City, Mo., may be <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-leaders-hoping-woo-republican-convention-scouts">clamoring to host the 2016 Republican National Convention</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But social media buzz in Kansas City wasn’t always as welcoming, according to feedback we received this week in&nbsp;</span>KCUR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> informal polls. </span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:06:57 +0000 Alyson Raletz 56904 at http://kcur.org Hey GOP, Kansas Citians Say To Come For The Amenities — Or Don’t Come At All Kansas City Leaders Hoping To Woo Republican Convention Scouts http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-leaders-hoping-woo-republican-convention-scouts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City leaders spent Thursday courting a delegation from the Republican National Committee in hopes of a securing a bid for the 2016 convention.</span></p><p>So far, the RNC is impressed.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:46:03 +0000 Elle Moxley 56882 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Leaders Hoping To Woo Republican Convention Scouts Tell KCUR: Dear GOP, Pick Kansas City Because ________ http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-dear-gop-pick-kansas-city-because <p></p><p>Kansas City is <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-advances-final-4-republican-convention-bid">among the final four cities</a> up for consideration to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.</p><p>But we’re not out of the woods yet.</p><p>This week, convention selection committee members are in town, deciding whether or not Kansas City has what it takes to host one of the party’s biggest bashes of the presidential election cycle.</p><p>We want to know why you think Kansas City stands apart from competitor cities Cleveland, Dallas and Denver.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:22:34 +0000 Alyson Raletz 56683 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: Dear GOP, Pick Kansas City Because ________ Kansas City Still In The Hunt For 2016 Republican National Convention http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-still-hunt-2016-republican-national-convention <p></p><p>Kansas City has made the final four in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The convention selection committee pared the number of contenders today by two, knocking Las Vegas and Cincinnati from the list. That would leave Cleveland, Dallas and Denver still in the running with Kansas City.</p><p>All four cities will receive site visits in June.</p><p>City officials say hosting the nominating convention would generate hundreds of millions of dollars for Kansas City and the surrounding area.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:13:14 +0000 Frank Morris 56176 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Still In The Hunt For 2016 Republican National Convention Area Governments Pool Resources To Bring The 2016 GOP Convention To KC http://kcur.org/post/area-governments-pool-resources-bring-2016-gop-convention-kc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City is going after the 2016 Republican nominating convention but the city won't go it alone. Four local governments have put some skin in the game.</span></p><p>Johnson County, Wyandotte County’s Unified Government, Kansas City and Jackson County are in for $65,000 each. Kansas City’s contribution follows $100,000 of city Convention and Visitor’s money - a small ante, Mayor Sly James says, for what could be a big payoff if Republicans stage their convention here.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:16:01 +0000 Frank Morris 54019 at http://kcur.org Area Governments Pool Resources To Bring The 2016 GOP Convention To KC Kansas City Makes Latest Cut For Republican National Convention http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-makes-latest-cut-republican-national-convention <p>Kansas City made the next cut in the running for the 2016 Republican National Convention, <a href="http://www.gop.com/general/rncs-announces-next-phase-of-the-2016-republican-national-convention-site-selection-process/">the GOP announced Wednesday</a>.</p><p>Denver, Las Vegas, Cincinnati and Cleveland are also still contenders for the convention. Pheonix and Columbus were eliminated.</p><p>Shortly after the announcement, Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James said the city would have no problem accommodating the expected 40 thousand conventioneers.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:07:28 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 53593 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Makes Latest Cut For Republican National Convention St. Louis Drops Plans To Bid For 2016 Democratic Convention; KC A Finalist For GOP Convention http://kcur.org/post/st-louis-drops-plans-bid-2016-democratic-convention-kc-finalist-gop-convention <em><strong>(Updated 2 p.m. Thurs, Feb. 27)</strong></em><p>St. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:08:35 +0000 Jo Mannies 51871 at http://kcur.org St. Louis Drops Plans To Bid For 2016 Democratic Convention; KC A Finalist For GOP Convention Kansas City Poised To Push For GOP National Convention http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-poised-push-gop-national-convention <p></p><p>Business and government leaders from Missouri and Kansas are aligned to push for winning the 2016 Republican National Convention for Kansas City.</p><p></p><p>There will be a battle of bids for the GOP Nominating Convention and the Convention and Visitors Bureau is comparing Kansas City with other cities that have expressed interest, including Phoenix, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Chicago.</p><p>The local task force includes the Chairman of the Johnson County, Kan. Commission and the Mayor of Unified Government in Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:22:51 +0000 Dan Verbeck 46802 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Poised To Push For GOP National Convention Council Joins Quest For GOP Convention http://kcur.org/post/council-joins-quest-gop-convention <p></p><p></p><p>Kansas City, Mo. made it official Thursday, the city is going after the 2016 Republican National Convention.</p><p>The city council resolved to support the efforts of an independent group that began working to land the convention more than five months ago.</p><p>Mayor Pro-tem Cindy Circo told the council the idea is not far-fetched.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:08:10 +0000 Steve Bell 41278 at http://kcur.org Council Joins Quest For GOP Convention Decoding Political Rhetoric http://kcur.org/post/decoding-political-rhetoric <p>If you watched the political conventions of the past two weeks, did you find yourself nodding in agreement or shaking your head in disbelief during the many speeches given?&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 02:59:40 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 24224 at http://kcur.org Decoding Political Rhetoric Steve Kraske Reports From Republican National Convention http://kcur.org/post/steve-kraske-reports-republican-national-convention <p>Today guest host Brian Ellison talks with the man he's sitting in for, <strong>Steve Kraske</strong>.&nbsp; Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:04:13 +0000 Brian Ellison & Danie Alexander 23668 at http://kcur.org Steve Kraske Reports From Republican National Convention