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KC makes its case for the 2016 GOP convention, and Mayor Sly James reportedly sings


03/03/2014 9:29 AM

05/16/2014 11:59 AM

Despite a wintry blast in D.C., Kansas City

made its pitch to the Republican National Committees site convention committee Monday.

The 30-minute presentation came this morning. At the end, Mayor

Sly James reportedly sang a version of the immortal Kansas City (presumably, the Wilbert Harrison version, not the Little Richard-Beatles


Later reports suggest the presentation was 30 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes for questions.

According to Twitter, James was joined by

Linda Bond and Jack Oliver


Olivers presence is significant. Hes a well-known GOP fixer and fund-raiser from St. Louis, and has some sway in the party nationally.

He was heavily involved in raising hundreds of millions of dollars for President

George W. Bush

and the RNC.

Heres the citys video (h/t

Micheal Mahoney