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2:13 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Kansas City Still In The Hunt For 2016 Republican National Convention

Credit Frank Morris / KCUR

Kansas City has made the final four in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.  

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.

All four cities will receive site visits in June.

City officials say hosting the nominating convention would generate hundreds of millions of dollars for Kansas City and the surrounding area.

Both Kansas Cities, and Johnson County, Kan. and Jackson County, Mo. have pooled resources to compete for the convention.

The GOP conference selection committee is expected to visit the remaining cities next month.