KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Site selection officials for the 2016 Republican National Convention were impressed with Kansas City's ability to raise nearly $20 million in cash commitments, but documents show a lack of luxury suites at the Sprint Center for high-dollar donors played a big role in the decision to go elsewhere.
Kansas City pledged up to $7 million to add a dozen suites to the downtown venue and provide millions of dollars in other incentives, but Republicans chose Cleveland to host their convention.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1oSJAUO ) examined more than 5,000 pages of convention-related documents providing details of the effort to bring the GOP convention to the city. Among its findings were that taxpayers put up more than $250,000 for the recruitment effort, while Kansas pledged $3.3 million toward the event.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
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