RNC announces Milwaukee as site of 2024 national convention

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Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 11:14 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 12:05 PM CDT
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CHICAGO, Ill. (WBAY) - The Republican National Committee has announced Milwaukee as the site of its 2024 national convention.

The RNC made the announcement Friday at its summer meeting in Chicago.

“I am excited to announce that the RNC has voted unanimously to select Milwaukee as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention! Milwaukee is a world-class city, and we are eager to see it shine in the spotlight come 2024,” says GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

McDaniel says she looks forward to working with Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Visit Milwaukee.

The Republican party will nominate their candidate for the presidency at the convention.

“I am ecstatic that the Republican National Convention will be held in Wisconsin – a state with both electoral importance and Midwestern hospitality that will make for a fantastic event. This convention will be great for the city of Milwaukee, and will allow Republicans to bring our message directly to the Badger State. The people of Wisconsin are the best in America, and I look forward to sharing all this great city and state has to offer with my fellow conservatives as we celebrate the nomination of the next President of the United States,” says Milwaukee Host Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

The convention will be held at Fiserv Forum, the home of the Milwaukee Bucks. Fiserv Forum president Peter Feigin says the convention will “significantly elevate the arena’s profile as a world-class venue.

The convention came down to Milwaukee and Nashville. However, Nashville failed to adopt an agreement to host the convention. That made Milwaukee the likely choice.

In July, an RNC committee chose Milwaukee as its preferred location for the convention.

Milwaukee was set to host the Democratic National Committee’s convention in 2020, but the event went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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