Washington Post ranks 2016 GOP convention cities: Guess where KC sits?

01/27/2014 5:47 PM

01/27/2014 5:47 PM

The Washington Post ranks the competing cities

for the 2016 Republican Convention.

Kansas City is ahead of Denver and Phoenix, in the newspaper’s estimation, but trails Las Vegas and Columbus

, Ohio.

Note to Las Vegas: Columbus has one casino. One


So Kansas City, which is right in the middle, is, uh, right in the middle.

From the



“Kansas City has been agitating for the convention for the better part of the past year (and has regularly been a bridesmaid in this process). Last week the Kansas City contingent brought out

Bob Dole

, who was nominated as vice president the last time the party held a convention in K.C. in 1976, to endorse the idea.


: There’s no better way to send a message that middle America matters than to put a convention in, well, the middle of America.

Con: Having hotel space split up between two cities — Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo. — is less than ideal, and neither state will be a swing state in 2016. Also, for a party that needs to win over Hispanic voters, having the convention in states with low Latino populations might not be the best choice.”


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