June 25, 2014 4:34 PM

With Kansas City’s GOP convention bid kaput, party should pick Cleveland

The Kansas City region can be proud of the effort it put into its failed bid for the 2016 GOP convention. Political and civic leaders demonstrated an ability to work across the state line and across party lines. Mayor Sly James showed a capacity to boogie. The bid gave Kansas City a chance to celebrate its barbecue, jazz heritage, emerging downtown and other points of pride.

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