The Republican National Committee is holding its 2024 convention in Milwaukee, party chair Ronna McDaniel announced Friday.
Republicans will head to the largest city in America’s preeminent battlefield, four years after Democrats were forced to cancel their own convention in Milwaukee due to the pandemic.
“Milwaukee is a world-class city and we look forward to seeing it in the spotlight in 2024,” Mrs McDaniel said:.
Milwaukee was elected unanimously. The other finalist, Nashville, was paralyzed by local politics after the city council there seemed wary of welcoming the big Republican rally.
There was no such hesitation in Milwaukee, a predominantly Democratic city. Mayor Cavalier Johnson, a Democrat, was an avid supporter and the downtown basketball arena, where the rally is likely to take place, is controlled by major Democratic donors.
The convention is expected to be held in July or August 2024.
Even before Friday’s announcement, Wisconsin Republicans touted the convention as a springboard to the election of a Republican president in 2024.
“We are going to put on such a show in the RNC in 2024 that the people of Wisconsin will be so hungry for new leadership in the White House that they will vote overwhelmingly for our Republican candidate,” said former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who is running for governor, said this week during a campaign stop in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.