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Tue July 8, 2014
Kansas City’s Former GOP Convention Hopes Go To Cleveland
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.