By NICK SLOAN, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County has 65,000 more reasons to want the 2016 Republican National Convention to be held in the Kansas City metro area.
“We’re here today in Kansas City, Kan. to solidify our bi-state,
bipartisan effort to attract the RNC to Kansas City in 2016” said Mark
Holland, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.,
Mayor/CEO. “Kansas City has set a precedent hosting world-class events
like the MLB and MLS All-Star Games, and we have no doubt that the 2016
GOP Convention in KC will be an unrivaled success.”
Along with Wyandotte County's donation, $65,000 donations were also made by the City of Kansas City, Mo., Jackson County and Johnson County, Kan.
"This joint announcement shows the level of commitment from all corners
of our region," Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James said. "Though our
cities and counties are divided by state and county lines, we are
unified in our common purpose: We will bring the Republican National
Convention to the Kansas City region in 2016.”
The $260,000 will be used to help a local task force coordinate efforts to land the convention.
The Republican National Committee is expected to visit Kansas City later this month.