The Republican National Committee (RNC) officially announced on Friday that it has chosen the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to host the 2024 Republican National Convention, after committee members voted unanimously to choose the host city.
The RNC’s announcement makes Milwaukee the convention host for its second presidential election in a row. As the Republicans have announced their convention locations, the Democrats have yet to announce where they will hold their convention.
“I am pleased to announce Milwaukee as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention,” said RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, adding:
Milwaukee is a world-class city and we look forward to seeing it in the spotlight in 2024. I look forward to working with the members of the Republican National Committee, the Mayor of Milwaukee, Cavalier Johnson, the Milwaukee Host Committee and Visit Milwaukee to deliver an incredible convention for our party and the next President of the United States. nominate.
The Republican convention will feature speeches from prominent party figures in addition to announcing the formal nomination for the Republican Party ticket to the 2024 presidential election.
“Milwaukee welcomes the 2024 Republican National Convention. My city is ready to show the world what a great destination we are for conventions and tourism,” Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a statement. “We look forward to the positive economic impact of the presidential nomination convention, and as the host city, I am confident that all in attendance will find Milwaukee a wonderful venue for the event.”
We are excited to announce that the 2024 Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! pic.twitter.com/Umq532FAyL
— GOP (@GOP) August 5, 2022
The Milwaukee Host Committee also released a statement saying they are “excited” to welcome the delegates and guests to the convention and the city.
The host committee added:
We are honored to be chosen to present to the world and to the RNC our gracious hospitality, iconic locations and enthusiastic corps of volunteer greeters and guides. This transformative economic investment will position Milwaukee as one of the premier destinations for business and leisure, and we look forward to hosting a successful convention in 2024.
The Democrats were supposed to hold their convention in Milwaukee in 2020, but ultimately decided to keep much of the event virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wisconsin is typically a major swing state and will likely be one again in 2024. One of the other places the RNC looked forward to for the 2024 convention was Nashville, Tennessee.