Kansas City primps for 2016 GOP convention

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of the Republican National Committee says Kansas City may have an edge over some other cities working to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday that Kansas City “has a nice little advantage” by being able to host the event in either June or July.

Priebus and the RNC site selection committee arrived in Kansas City on Wednesday to look over the facilities that would be used during the convention. The committee, which leaves Kansas City on Friday, visited Cleveland earlier this week and travels next to Dallas and Denver before making a final selection, likely in August.

Priebus says the start date of the convention is likely either June 27 or July 18, but a final decision hasn’t been made.

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