Tag Archives: Republican convention

Trump Will Accept Party Nomination In Jacksonville

Yahoo News reports: Jacksonville, Florida, has been selected to host the celebration marking President Donald Trump’s acceptance of his party’s nomination for reelection, the Republican National Committee chairwoman said Thursday night. Ronna McDaniel made the announcement a day after saying that Jacksonville was a front-runner to hold the event. The governor of North Carolina, the official host of this summer’s …

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Jacksonville Likely To Host Republican Convention

The Washington Post reports: Seeking a city willing to allow a large-scale event amid the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans have tentatively settled on Jacksonville, Fla., as the new destination for the premier festivities of the Republican National Convention in August, according to three Republican officials briefed on the plans. The details of the arrangement are still in flux and RNC aides …

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RNC Considers Multi-State Convention So That Trump Could Claim Highest-Attended Convention In History

NBC News reports: As Republicans scramble to reboot the GOP convention, one option gaining traction is a multistate affair with major speeches and rallies in a variety of cities, according to three people familiar with the discussions. Part of the appeal of the roadshow approach is that it could allow President Donald Trump to claim having commanded the highest-attended convention …

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Trump: “We Can’t Do Social Distancing” At Convention

The Washington Post reports: President Trump made his demands for the planned Republican National Convention in Charlotte quite clear to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, who had balked at agreeing to a mass gathering of tens of thousands of delegates, allies and media. In a Friday phone call, Trump told the Democratic governor he would accept his party’s nomination in …

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TN Gov In Talks With GOP For Nashville Convention

The Nashville Business Journal reports: Republicans are looking for a place to hold a party, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says Nashville is open for business. Lee’s office is in “early” talks with the GOP about moving the 2020 Republican National Convention from Charlotte to Nashville, Lee said Tuesday. RNC officials are expected to visit Music City on Thursday. “Nashville …

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Trump Wants “No Masks, No Distancing” At Convention

The Independent reports: Donald Trump is demanding a packed Republican national convention with “no face coverings and no social distancing,” North Carolina’s governor’s office has said. The US president spoke with Democrat governor Roy Cooper by phone, the office revealed, where they discussed the scheduled August convention in Charlotte. During the call, when Mr Trump “insisted on a full convention …

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RNC Considers Replacement Convention Locations: Nashville, Las Vegas, Orlando, Jacksonville, Georgia

The New York Times reports: The Republican National Committee is actively looking at alternative sites for its nominating convention in August, amid a high-stakes public feud with Democratic officials in Charlotte, N.C., the long-planned host city. Officials are planning to visit Nashville this week. Other cities under consideration, according to a Republican official familiar with the plans, are Las Vegas, …

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NC Governor Rejects GOP Plan For Normal Convention

Politico reports: North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, on Tuesday rejected the GOP’s plans for a full-fledged convention in Charlotte, telling Republican officials the only way the convention would move forward is with proper health protocols in place. “The people of North Carolina do not know what the status of COVID-19 will be in August, so planning for a scaled-down …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Republican Convention Still Going Forward Despite Trump’s Blustering About Lockdown

NBC News reports: Despite President Donald Trump’s continued threats to yank the Republican National Convention from North Carolina, GOP officials and the state’s Democratic governor are preparing adjustments for the mass gathering to take place in Charlotte, as planned, and there haven’t been any serious discussions with new venues in other states yet, according to people involved in the discussions. …

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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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