RNC to name Milwaukee as host city for 2024 Republican convention

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the Republican National Committee on Friday will formally name Milwaukee as the host city for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominating convention.

The vote of the 168 RNC committee members will take place when the party’s national committee holds the final session of its annual summer meeting, which will be held this year in Chicago.

“We’re very excited about Milwaukee,” RNC President Ronna McDaniel emphasized in an interview with Fox News Digital on the eve of the vote.

Milwaukee and Nashville, Tennessee, were the last two cities on a long list that initially vied to host the 2024 Republican National Convention. However, Tennessee’s capital city was left out of contention Tuesday night when the Nashville Metropolitan Council voted against a preliminary deal to host the convention.


Officials in Milwaukee present a mockup of the 2024 GOP presidential nominating convention. The Republican National Committee on Friday, August 5, 2022 will formally name Milwaukee as the 2024 host city.
(RNC/Milwaukee 2024 Host Committee)

Milwaukee approved its draft resolution in June, and two weeks ago, the Republican National Committee (RNC) Site Selection Committee, which oversees planning for the 2024 convention, recommended Milwaukee over Nashville.

The two national parties often hold their presidential nominating conventions in states with competitive general elections. While Tennessee is a reliably red state in presidential races, Wisconsin is a key battlefield.

“It’s a purple state,” McDaniel said of Wisconsin. “It’s exactly the voters we’re trying to bring to our party, and they’ve done a great job. We’re excited to not only elect our future president from Milwaukee as a Republican, but to showcase a wonderful city and a wonderful state.”

Democratic National Committee Officials continue to visit cities hoping to host the 2024 Democrats’ presidential nominating convention. The DNC may announce its pick when it holds its annual summer meeting in early September.


The entire RNC membership in April voted unanimously in favor of do not make changes to your 2024 presidential nomination schedulekeeping Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada as his four early voting states.

The DNC is in the process of changing its nominating schedule, with Iowa, and possibly New Hampshire, likely to lose their prized top spots. Republicans in both states have used the DNC move as ammunition against Democrats running for re-election this November in hotly contested matchups.

The Iowa Caucuses exhibit at the Iowa State Historical Museum on January 15, 2020.

The Iowa Caucuses exhibit at the Iowa State Historical Museum on January 15, 2020.

Asked if the DNC move could hurt Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire, which is a crucial state in the general election battleground, McDaniel told Fox News that “we recognize there is a story there, that “Voters are very much on the same page. Retail is key to winning the nomination in both states…we’re very proud that we kept our schedule the same. I hope people in those states recognize that the Democrats just walked away from their states.” .

While the 2024 election is on the RNC meeting agenda, the most important thing for many is November midterm exams.

Democrats face historic headwinds, as the party that wins the White House and control of Congress traditionally suffers major setbacks in the House and Senate in the midterm elections that follow. They also face a very unfavorable political climate, fueled by record inflation and rising crime, and symbolized by President Biden’s deeply negative approval ratings.

McDaniel said RNC committee members are “very confident, very excited, even more so as we look at the candidates that we have…as we’re coming out of these primaries and really coming together to get ready to win in November.”


However, pointing to the problems of gun violence, following a list of high-profile mass shootings in recent months, and abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court conservative majority overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade, who sent the issue of abortion regulation back to the states. Democrats see an energized electorate that will help them defy the current expectations of political forecasters.

Signs for and against the Kansas Constitutional Amendment on abortion are displayed outside the Kansas 10 freeway on August 1, 2022, in Lenexa, Kansas.

Signs for and against the Kansas Constitutional Amendment on abortion are displayed outside the Kansas 10 freeway on August 1, 2022, in Lenexa, Kansas.
(Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Democrats were further encouraged by Tuesday’s resounding victory in Kansas for pro-choice activists, in the first ballot box test of legalizing abortion since the high court’s ruling.


When asked about the press from Democrats across the court to seize on the abortion issue in the midterms, McDaniel argued that “Democrats have a problem with inflation, with gas prices, with the formula for babies still missing, with an open border, with the drug crisis. I know you want to make a big deal out of this, but the American people every day, when they go to the grocery store, when they go to the gas pump They realize what Democratic policies are doing to their pocketbook, and pocketbook issues are going to be number one in November.”

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