Thursday, April 10, 2014

Unified Government to donate $65,000 for 2016 RNC Campaign


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.

Today the UG donated $65,000 to Kansas City's campaign to win the party's selection for the convention in 2016. 

“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.