Kansas City young republicans hopeful of 2016 RNC chances

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City has more to offer than just fantastic bar-b-cue and beautiful fountains. Some young republicans believe it's an ideal place to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

If the RNC calls Kansas City home in two years, it'll be a big economic boost. That idea is not lost on some young republicans in the area.

28-year-old Eric Hren says the Spring Center is a big draw because the building doesn't have a resident sports team occupying the space. For Hren, the RNC coming to town would be a dream come true.

"It's making me want to buy a property downtown and rent it out for the five or six weeks they'll be here," he says. "To put it into scope, how many people will be showing up at our doorstep if we land this. It's almost the equivalent of getting the Olympics."

Another Republican says the future of her party rests in the millennials. Samantha Harlan, who at 26 years old, knows what it means to be a member of that party.

"Mainly to be conservative, really focusing on limited government, lowering taxes" Harlan describes.

She says it's the young voice that's changing the party's reputation of being "The Grand Old Party."

"We're excited because we're getting to shine as well as letting the Republican party know that we do want to be involved," she said.

The delegates will be here for 48 hours. They will stay in Kansas City until Friday morning.


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