Tag Archives: Republican convention

Florida Gov Would “Love” To Host GOP Convention

Florida Politics reports: The Republican National Convention may or may not be up for a move, but the Governor is vying for it nonetheless. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he would welcome the Republican National Convention, if it actually is moved from Charlotte to Florida. He then extended the same courtesy to the Democratic National Convention. “Florida would love to …

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Texas GOP To Trump: Choose Us To Host Convention

The Austin Statesman reports: Texas Republican Party Chair James Dickey said today that the state would gladly host the Republican National Convention in August if North Carolina can’t guarantee full occupancy, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “Texas would welcome President Trump and the RNC Convention,” Dickey told the American-Statesman. “Until then, based upon Gov. Abbott’s progress in opening Texas, we …

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Georgia Gov To Trump: Choose Us To Host Convention

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: With doubts surrounding if the Republican National Convention can happen in North Carolina, Gov. Brian Kemp has offered Georgia as an alternative site. Right now, the RNC is scheduled to be held in Charlotte Aug. 24-27. But President Donald Trump tweeted the party “will be reluctantly forced” to find another site if Gov. Roy Cooper …

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Charlotte Official: “No Way At This Point” For The GOP Convention To Happen In The Way That Trump Wants

CNN reports: Charlotte City Councilman Larken Egleston on Tuesday said it would not be responsible to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in the city as planned, adding President Donald Trump should accept it’s going to look different. His comments came a day after Trump threatened to pull the convention out of the city where it is scheduled to be …

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Trump Claims “Zero Interest” In Holding Convention At His Miami Resort As “The Ballroom Isn’t Big Enough”

Forbes reports: President Donald Trump said in a tweet Monday he has “zero interest” in moving the Republican National Convention to his Doral golf resort in Florida, just hours after he suggested the August convention would have to move out of North Carolina unless Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper agrees to allow thousands to gather for the convention. Earlier this month, …

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Trump Threatens To Move Convention Over Lockdown

The Hill reports: President Trump warned Monday that the Republican Party could seek to move the location for its 2020 convention due to ongoing coronavirus-related restrictions in North Carolina, where the event is set to be held. In a string of tweets, Trump threatened to explore different locations for the convention if North Carolina’s Gov. Roy Cooper (D) could not …

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RNC Chair: We Won’t Be Holding A Virtual Convention

The Associated Press reports: Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Monday that the party “will not be holding a virtual convention,” pledging that the presidential nominating convention in late August will be conducted at least partly in-person. “It’s quite a ways away, and there’s ample time for us to adjust, if necessary,” McDaniel said. But later, in response to …

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RNC Asks Feds To Provide Masks For Both Conventions

The Washington Post reports: The Republican National Committee has asked the federal government to provide personal protective gear for political conventions this summer, underscoring the challenges of staging the quadrennial events during a pandemic that has already caused the deaths of more than 78,000 Americans. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in an interview that the gear was needed for both …

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GOP Mulls Scaled-Down Convention Despite Bravado

NBC News reports: While Americans across the country are canceling weddings, sporting events and music festivals, Trump has insisted to aides that the Republican National Convention — specifically his nationally televised prime-time address — go forward in August, according to five people familiar with the discussions. One plan under consideration is to have only delegates and alternate delegates attend, and …

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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 …

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NEVADA: Tony Perkins Cheers After Las Vegas Withdraws Its Bid To Host The 2016 Republican Convention

One month after the Nevada GOP dropped opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion from its platform, the Republican National Committee announced this afternoon that Las Vegas has withdrawn its bid to host the 2016 convention. Heidi Hayes, spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said timing played a big role in the decision to withdraw the bid. “After …

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Who Is The GOP’s Mystery Speaker?

I predict the Zombie Andrew Breitbart. Coke spoon in one hand, boxed wine in the other.

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RNC Holds Opening Session

There was an official opening ceremony today even though the rest of the day has been canceled. GOP officials from several Gulf states have either returned or decided to stay at home to deal with storm preparations.

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Billboard Of The Day

(Tipped by Mama JMG)

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GOP Platform On Military Slams “Social Experimentation” On LGBT Rights

FRC president Tony Perkins engineered the GOP plank against same-sex marriage. And now it appears that the detestable Elaine Donnelly had a hand in the plank about gays in the military. President Obama’s expansion of gay rights in the military, including on-base same sex marriage and wearing uniforms in gay pride parades, would be radically yanked back in a Mitt …

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Headline Of The Day

Citing “severe transportation difficulties due to sustained winds and rain,” the RNC has canceled the first day of the convention.

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Convention Storm Watch

The predicted track for Isaac has shifted west, somewhat lessening the danger to the Tampa Bay area. As attention focuses on north Florida, it appears that the Florida Keys will not be evacuated. A tropical-storm watch was posted at 5 p.m. Friday for all the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Isaac continued its northwest march through the Caribbean toward Florida. …

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Discreet Convention Play

Buzzfeed beat us to it and posted a Craigslist round-up.

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TAMPA: Human Rights Campaign To Run Marriage Ad During GOP Convention

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Convention Storm Watch

Key West might be in for a direct hit on Sunday. Evacuation orders for the Keys may come tonight. Forecasters with The Weather Channel think the evacuation decisions could come quickly. It is anticipated that watches will be issued for South Florida and the Keys by Friday night. In the event of an evacuation, Mayor Cates told The Weather Channel …

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