Four local governments in the Kansas City area will contribute $260,000 in an effort to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Kansas City.
Jackson and Johnson counties and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., will give $65,000 to the KC2016 Task Force, leaders of each government announced. The money will fund activities related to the site-selection process of the Republican National Convention.
The Republican National Committee is expected to send staffers to visit Kansas City in late April or early May. Kansas City is one of six cities vying to host the convention. The others are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Dallas and Las Vegas.