Kansas City Dropped From Consideration for 2016 Republican National Convention

By Missourinet

Published 06/25 2014 01:19PM

Updated 06/25 2014 05:29PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City is no longer in the running to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The list of potential sites had been narrowed to four cities a month ago but that list has been trimmed again, and Kansas City didn’t make the cut. The finalists are Cleveland, Ohio and Dallas, Texas.

One of the items Governor Jay Nixon (D) announced Tuesday would be withheld in the budget for the fiscal year that starts Tuesday is $5-million dollars to help Kansas City land that convention.

Kansas City last hosted a national political party convention in 1976.

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