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

Post

:

“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.

Pro

: 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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