KC receives official invitation to bid on 2016 GOP Convention

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City and more than 20 cities other received their requests for proposal documents from the RNC today, officially inviting those cities to apply to host the 2016 Republican convention.

A spokesperson for the Kansas City Convention and Visitor's Association said Kansas City's representatives received their packets earlier this afternoon.

The committee preparing Kansas City's bid will review the documents this weekend and are expected to announce further details of how they will pursue the convention possibly as early as Monday, according to KCCVA spokesperson Julie Sally.

Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Las Vegas are among the other cities rumored to be competing with Kansas City to host the 2016 convention – which would be the first for the metro since Republicans nominated Gerald Ford here in 1976.

The proposal process is expected to take several months, with the selected city to be announced some time next spring.

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