RNC Announces Milwaukee as Host City for 2024 Convention

Delegates stand and cheer at the end of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds …
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) officially announced on Friday that it selected the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to host the 2024 Republican National Convention after committee members voted unanimously to choose the host city.

The RNC’s announcement makes Milwaukee the convention host for the second presidential election cycle in a row. As the Republicans announced their convention locations, the Democrats have yet to announce where they will hold their convention.

“I am excited to announce Milwaukee as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, adding:

Milwaukee is a world-class city, and we are eager to see it shine in the spotlight come 2024. I look forward to working with the members of the Republican National Committee, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, the Milwaukee Host Committee, and Visit Milwaukee to deliver an incredible convention for our Party and nominate the next President of the United States.

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The skyline of Milwaukee, along Lake Michigan, is pictured on Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

The Republican convention will feature speeches from prominent party figures in addition to announcing the formal nomination to the Republican Party’s ticket for the 2024 presidential election.

Chair of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Milwaukee welcomes the 2024 Republican National Convention. My city is ready to show the world what a great destination we are for conventions and tourism,” Milwaukee’s Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a statement. “We look forward to the positive economic impact of the Presidential nomination convention, and, as the host city, I am confident all the attendees will find Milwaukee to be a splendid location for the event.”

The Milwaukee host committee also released a statement stating they are “thrilled” to welcome the delegates and guests to the convention and the city.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson (Facebook/Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson)

The host committee added:

We are honored to be chosen to present to the world and to the RNC our gracious hospitality, iconic venues and enthusiastic corps of volunteer greeters and guides. This transformative economic investment will position Milwaukee to be among the best destinations for business and leisure, and we look forward to hosting a successful convention in 2024.

The Democrats were supposed to hold their 2020 convention in Milwaukee but ultimately decided to hold much of the event virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisconsin is typically a key swing state and will likely be one again in 2024. One of the other places the RNC was looking at for the 2024 convention was Nashville, Tennessee.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jbliss@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.


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