Missouri delegates will spend an estimated $2,000 to $3,000 of their own money in travel, hotel and event expenses for this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Despite the financial load, University of Central Missouri political scientist Robynn Kuhlmann says being a delegate for either major party is a great opportunity and often worth the cost for delegates.
“They’re true advocates of taking part in this political process and it’s really an honor to be sent there,” says Kuhlmann.
Missouri has 52 RNC delegates and 49 alternates.
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