Tag Archives: RNC

RNC Planning Bulk Purchases Of Junior’s Coming Book

Politico reports: Donald Trump Jr. has a new book coming out next month, and he’ll have a powerful ally helping him sell it: the Republican National Committee. The RNC is buying copies of the first son’s forthcoming “Liberal Privilege,” which it will offer to donors who contribute at least $75. The committee orchestrated a similar fundraising campaign last year around …

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RNC Slashes Republican Convention Capacity By 80%

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: The convention to nominate President Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president is going to happen in Jacksonville, but be much smaller than originally planned. Rather than the 15,000 people originally scheduled to attend the event in Jacksonville next month, the communications director of the Republican National Convention announced Thursday that only about 2,500 …

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RNC Members Vow To Attend Convention Despite Risks

The New York Times reports: More than a dozen Republican National Committee members from across the country told The Times in interviews that they were still planning to attend the party’s convention next month in Florida, despite the surge in cases. “It’s a risk you have to take,” said Morton Blackwell, 80, an R.N.C. member from Virginia. “You take risks …

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RNC Seeks Outdoor Venue For Jacksonville Convention

The Washington Post reports: The Republican convention in Jacksonville, Fla., next month could be moved to an outdoor stadium as cases of the novel coronavirus in the state increase, according to several officials with knowledge of the plans. While no decision has been made, Republican officials are studying two outdoor professional sports stadiums near the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena where …

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GOP To Require Daily COVID Tests At FL Convention

Jacksonville’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Jacksonville 2020 Host Committee released a memo today outlining health and safety guidelines during the Republican National Convention. In the memo, it said “everyone attending the convention within the perimeter will be tested and temperature checked each day.” Action News Jax reached out to the spokesperson for the host committee to find out how …

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RNC Paying Ex-Apprentice Staffer Who Has Trump Dirt

The Daily Beast reports: Last year, the Republican National Convention began cutting checks to a former producer of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice who was accused of having, as one contestant put it, “all the dirt” on Donald Trump. From August 2019 through May 2020, the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention made a dozen payments totaling more than …

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Trump To Headline High-Ticket In-Person Fundraiser

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is set to hold a high-dollar dinner at a private residence in Hillsboro Beach, Fla., next week to raise money for his campaign and the RNC. The invitation does not name the owner of the home hosting the $580,600-per-couple event. Campaign manager Brad Parscale, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and other senior RNC fundraisers are …

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Hate Groups Behind GOP’s Anti-LGBT 2020 Platform

Politico reports: A vote by the Republican National Committee to leave the party’s 2016 party platform unchanged ahead of the November election has infuriated grass-roots activists — including moderates who wanted to streamline its message and social conservatives who sought added language on emerging hot-button topics. The decision by the party’s executive panel Wednesday means the GOP will maintain positions …

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RNC Endorses 2020 Platform Calling For Legalizing Anti-LGBT Discrimination And Overturning Marriage Equality

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: While the RNC preposterously claims Trump has taken “unprecedented steps to protect the LGBTQ community,” they just re-endorsed an unpopular platform that advocates overturning hard-fought LGBTQ+ rights. The GOP’s 2020 platform “condemns” marriage equality, which has been legal across the United States for five years and is supported by two in three Americans. …

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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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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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RNC Sues California To Block Voting By Mail

Bloomberg News reports: The Republican National Committee and two other groups filed a lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom to block his executive order allowing mail-in ballots at the November polls, calling it an “illegal and brazen power grab.” Following the coronavirus outbreak, the Democratic governor said earlier this month that every registered voter in the state would receive a …

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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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RNC Chair: Biden Made Career Of Kowtowing To China

Ronna McDaniel writes for the Daily Caller: Since securing the nod to the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden has been busy trying to rewrite history and his record of being soft on China. Despite making a career out of kowtowing to the Chinese Communist Party, Biden, along with the media and Democratic establishment, are trying to argue that the same man …

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RNC: “Full Steam Ahead” With Traditional Convention

The Washington Examiner reports: The Republican National Committee has no plans to scale down the August convention to renominate President Trump, according to Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. McDaniel said the RNC is confident that a four-day convention set to begin Aug. 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and draw thousands from across the country would not be interrupted. “We are full steam …

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RNC Big Money Ad Blitz Hails Trump’s COVID Response

Politico reports: The Republican National Committee is launching a seven-figure advertising campaign lavishing praise on President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, as the president confronts a sustained assault from liberal groups over his response to the crisis. The digital blitz, which will run across more than a dozen battleground states, is unusual: The committee rarely spends …

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Trump Campaign, RNC Suspend In-Person Fundraisers

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are suspending in-person fundraising events and will raise money through a digital platform as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the 2020 election. “President Trump and the RNC have the strongest fundraising operation in presidential history and our unmatched data and digital operation make us uniquely equipped to sustain …

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