Charlotte To Host 2020 Republican Convention

Charlotte’s NBC News affiliate reports:

The RNC site selection committee has voted in favor of Charlotte hosting the 2020 RNC convention, sources tell NBC Charlotte. The entire RNC delegation will confirm their pick this Friday in Austin, Texas. On Monday, the Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 to accept contracts to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. When Charlotte formally submitted the bid in April, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray said in a statement that hosting the RNC will not only generate “substantial economic impact” but also place the Queen City on a national stage.

It appears that Charlotte was the only city to submit a bid. San Antonio, Nashville, Las Vegas, and several other cities declined such invitations. For their part, the Democrats are entertaining bids from at least eight cities.