Kansas City Hopes To Relive '76 GOP Convention Glory

Apropos for #TBT we remember that one of the last times Kansas City took the national political stage was a losing effort.

On the bright side . . . The 76 convention was best remembered for Kansas City hyping future Prez and former primate co-star Ronald Reagan

Now locals attempt to recapture the glory days in an unlikely bid.

Here's more background . . .

Current and former leaders in the region say it starts with fundraising.

“It was a heavy heavy lift,” said former KCMO Mayor, Sly James. “It was also heavy financial lift, you have to raise about $75-80 million to do this. It’s not an easy thing to do. We have other things competing for those dollars.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

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