Thursday, July 25, 2013

UG Commissioners approve resolution for Republican National Convention


KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- For one night, the Republican Party received strong support from the elected officials of the most Democratic county in the State of Kansas.

The Unified Government Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that endorses bringing the 2016 Republican National Convention to the Kansas City metro area.

Kansas City has been one of the potential landing spots for the convention.

On Thursday, the Unified Government joined the governments from Kansas City, Mo., and cities from Johnson County on officially "endorsing" the idea.

If Kansas City lands the convention, it's expected that over 40,000 people would travel to the area for the purposes of attending the convention.

The 2012 Republican National Convention held in Tampa, Fla., generated between $175-200 million in economic impact to the city.