MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on Friday unanimously selected Milwaukee in swing state Wisconsin to host the 2024 national convention, beating out Nashville in deep-red Tennessee.
The determination in favor of Milwaukee was introduced on the Republican National Committee’s summer time meeting in Chicago, follows months of wrangling by Wisconsin and Tennessee to land the convention the place the get together’s subsequent presidential candidate will likely be formally nominated.
Ronna McDaniel, chair of the RNC, introduced the long-anticipated determination on Twitter, saying the vote was unanimous.
“Milwaukee is a world-class city, and we are eager to see it shine in the spotlight come 2024,” she tweeted.
The determination was all-but sealed after opposition in Nashville lead to that metropolis’s council on Tuesday rejecting a draft settlement for internet hosting the occasion. And Milwaukee was the pick of the RNC’s web site choice committee in July, making Friday’s announcement largely a formality.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper and others expressed considerations about safety, the financial trade-off of getting to largely shut down the bustling downtown aside from convention exercise in addition to the implications of tying up metropolis resources for the occasion.
Milwaukee, a Democratic stronghold, was chosen to host the 2020 Democratic National Committee convention, however that moved virtually totally on-line due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Joe Biden accepted the nomination in Delaware, not Milwaukee. The metropolis used its preparations for that convention to argue to Republicans that it had a “turnkey” operation prepared to host for actual in 2024.
City leaders in Milwaukee joined along with Republican energy brokers, together with former RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, to make the pitch for internet hosting the 2024 Republican convention. Priebus, a former White House chief of employees beneath former President Donald Trump and Wisconsin state GOP chairman, leads the native committee for the convention.
Trump narrowly received Wisconsin in 2016, however lost to Biden by an almost equivalent margin in 2020.
Wisconsin may decide who wins in 2024, whereas Tennessee has not backed a Democrat for president since 1996. But selecting Milwaukee is in keeping with latest Republican selections for the convention. For 20 years, Republicans have positioned their nominating convention in swing states — North Carolina, Ohio and Florida.
Wisconsin Republican Party Chair Paul Farrow, who was in Chicago for the RNC meeting, mentioned having the convention come to Milwaukee will “energize our base even more to realize we’re a very important hinge in the entire country.” The winner in Wisconsin has been elected president the previous 4 elections.