It’s one of Kansas’ heaviest Democratic counties, but Wyandotte County’s Unified Government Commission tonight voted unanimously to invite the Republican National Convention to town in 2016.
"I just want to reflect for a moment on the remarkableness of that,” Mayor Mark Holland said, adding that they’re all supporting bringing the convention to the metropolitan area. Plus, he wanted it noted that the resolution passed unanimously.
Wyandotte County adds its voice to Kansas City, Mo., and other cities in the region that have already said they support the convention coming to the area.
According to the resolution that was approved, the convention would attract 50,000 visitors to the metropolitan area, create new jobs and bring in a net $250 million to the region.