The GOP’s Site Selection Committee chose Milwaukee to host the 2024 Republican National Convention in a recommendation to the Party on Friday.
The committee’s selection will now go to a vote for final approval during the Party’s August meeting in Chicago, according to Politico.
“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,” RNC Senior Adviser Richard Walters said. “A final decision will be made by Chairwoman [Ronna] McDaniel and the full RNC in the coming weeks.”
Wisconsin’s largest city got the nod from the Republican selection committee over Nashville after two Nashville city council members reportedly stopped a draft agreement to host the Republican National Convention from making it on the meeting agenda at the last minute.
The bill slated to go before Nashville’s Metro Council last week was pulled after a request from the Nashville Host Committee. The Host Committee asked the council to remove the request from the agenda to give members more time “to address multiple concerns and objections,” from council members, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Milwaukee is fresh off hosting the Democratic Party’s 2020 national convention that saw a mere 300 attendees due to COVID restrictions. The city stands in an important swing state that voted for former President Donald Trump in 2016 before flipping to the Democrats in 2020. Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers is up for re-election in November in what is expected to be a tight race.
Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch commented on the move to make Milwaukee the host city and predicted a Republican governor will be there to greet the Party when it shows up in 2024.
“Democrats abandoned Milwaukee in 2020, and when we get to showcase Wisconsin to the nation in 2024, a Republican governor will be there to greet them,” Kleefisch tweeted on Friday. “The GOP was born here, and we’re ready to celebrate our legacy of freedom and put a Republican back in the White House.”
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[By: Zach Jewell