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KC Group Gets Bid Packet for 2016 GOP Convention

Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:16 AM by The Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association spokeswoman says there could be a "significant announcement" next week about efforts to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to the city.

The Kansas City Star reports the association received its bid package from the Republican National Committee on Wednesday. The package asks for specific details of the city's offer to host the convention.

CVA spokeswoman Julie Sally said the committee coordinating Kansas City's bid has not had a chance to thoroughly review the GOP's request for proposal.

Several other cities, including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Cleveland and Detroit also have expressed interest in hosting the 2016 event.

The GOP plans to pick its convention city sometime next year.

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