Will Jacksonville land the RNC Convention?

June 11, 2020

By: Staff Report

The 2020 Republican National Convention will begin on Monday, August 24th, and ends on Thursday, August 27, but where it will take place is the question.

“While no final decision has been made by the RNC we understand Jacksonville is a front runner. This certainly has been generating a lot of attention and excitement. We continue to believe that Florida would be the best place for the Convention,” Republican Party of Florida Chairman Joe Gruters, a state senator from Sarasota, said in a tweet from the state party on Wednesday.

On Monday, RNC officials were scouting in Jacksonville and returned to Jacksonville again on Wednesday.

“Florida is open for business and ready to roll out the red carpet. If selected, our goal would be to host a safe, secure & successful event. Florida has a lot to offer & also happens to be the home of @realDonaldTrump and America’s best Governor, @GovRonDeSantis,” Gruters continued.

The 2020 RNC Convention was originally slated for Charlotte North Carolina, but Democratic Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina said, ‘We aren’t prepared to guarantee the RNC a full-fledged convention with an arena packed with party officials, delegates and activists due to health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.’

The RNC’s executive committee voted on Wednesday night to scale back the convention’s business aspects, which are still going to be held in Charlotte.

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