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Tue July 8, 2014

Kansas City’s Former GOP Convention Hopes Go To Cleveland

The Republican National Convention in 2016 will take place in Cleveland, a selection committee announced Tuesday
The Republican National Convention in 2016 will take place in Cleveland, a selection committee announced Tuesday
Credit truthout.org

Kansas City’s ex-suitor, the Republican National Convention, has selected Cleveland to host the 2016 conference.

Kansas City had been in the running for the GOP event through late June, when the convention dubbed Cleveland and Dallas as finalists, knocking Kansas City out of consideration.  

On Tuesday, the committee tapped Cleveland as its final decision, citing the Ohio city as home to three professional sports teams and its track record for hosting numerous entertainment events.

If the Kansas City effort to land the GOP convention had been successful, a local task force had secured a $30 million pledge to pay for the convention, about half of what the convention would have cost to host.