Kansas City remains in race for GOP convention

File photo of Kansas City, Mo. skyline (KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)
File photo of Kansas City, Mo. skyline (KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City remains in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The Republican National Committee said Wednesday that the list of competing cities had been narrowed from eight to six.

Besides Kansas City, those still in the running are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas.

Republican staff members now will visit each of the six cities for a more in-depth look at the financing, convention site, media work space and hotels. They are to present their findings to a site selection committee in May. The panel then will determine which sites will get official visits from the full delegation of Republican National Committee members.

The two applicants eliminated Wednesday were Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio.

Kansas City last hosted the Republican National Convention in 1976.

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