The Site Selection Committee of the Republican National Committee voted to recommend Milwaukee as the host city of the group’s 2024 convention.
In a statement announcing the decision, GOP leaders pointed to the “forthright and professional behavior” of the city’s leaders throughout the process.
“Today, the Site Selection Committee voted to recommend Milwaukee to host the 2024 Republican National Convention and it is a testament to the forthright and professional behavior embraced by Milwaukee’s city leaders throughout the process. A final decision will be made by Chairwoman [Ronna] McDaniel and the full RNC in the coming weeks.” RNC senior adviser Richard Walters said.
The group selected Wisconsin city over Nashville and other contenders. Throughout the selection process, the convention faced staunch opposition from some city officials. Furthermore, the Metro Council was unable to approve a measure to support the event coming to the city. The group is expected to reconsider the measure in August.
While the committee’s decision to recommend Milwaukee is not the final decision, it does boost the city’s odds.
“We are thrilled that the site selection committee has recommended Milwaukee to host the 2024 National Convention. The farmers, manufacturers, and families of the Badger State truly represent the heart of America, and we’re now a big step closer to showcasing all that Wisconsin has to offer,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Paul Farrow.
“Watching the community come together in support of this bid has been inspiring. Gerard Randall and Reince Priebus deserve tremendous credit for leading this effort for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, VISIT Milwaukee worked tirelessly on the city’s behalf, and Mayor Cavalier Johnson and County Executive David Crowley supported our bid every step of the way. We look forward to hearing the final decision from Chairwoman McDaniel and the full RNC, and hopefully continuing our partnership to create a world-class event in Milwaukee.”
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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “2016 Republican National Convention” by Walt Disney Television. CC BY-ND 2.0.
Don’t believe biden and the democrats, look no further then their America last policy, China first policy, look at their in power, financial gains, pelosi and family, biden and family, look at the pawns they put on office, look at our open borders and now ” Polio” has returned to the United States, because of biden’s border policy, times for changes America vote them out, keep them out, vote in the mid terms..
Nashville lost an opportunity to help our downtown merchants by using partisan politics to sway the city council to not support holding the GOP Convention. Sad.
What is is about the GOP? Milwaukee doesn’t want you. Why don’t you go to a more red friendly state like, say, Florida?
Oh Yeah ! ! Mayor Cooper and the rest of his “woke,’ (Democrat) , idiots put up such a stink that will now remove the delegates and visitors away from a city that is known for fun. They put politics ahead of business and another excellent to show off our wonderful, musical city so the rest of the nation or world to want to come see for themselves, , ,. But the only majority Democrat city in one of the Reddest states in the nation can mess it up (tail wagging the dog)
I question why the Metro Council was not able to approve a measure to support the RNC event coming to Nashville while other, lesser events seem to garner much enthusiasm and promotion. The RNC event would provide a showcase of Nashville to the world through electronic news media and an overwhelmingly positive economic impact.
As usual nobody asked WeThePeople.
What else is new?
I am not sure why the RNC has chosen a Democrat controlled city as host for the 2024 National Convention. Milwaukee’s full leadership is not on board with it and their approval/disapproval will come later this year.
In the face of reluctance from the city’s leadership, it seems to be a dim decision to go forward with.
Is it to taunt the Dems from the belly of their beast?
Is it hopefully to move Milwaukee away from the “D” column?
Is it to train Rep delegates to dodge, duck and weave?
Thrilled for the update!