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August 20, 2013 5:12 PM

Kansas City makes pitch for the 2016 Republican convention

Fresh off a trip to Boston and meetings with Republicans, Mayor Sly James likes Kansas City’s surprisingly upbeat prospects for landing the 2016 GOP National Convention. But he worries about the lack of a major, 1,000-room downtown convention hotel. “It certainly doesn’t help, I’ll say that,” James said in an interview following last week’s trip.

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