RNC Confirms Charlotte As Its 2020 Host City

UNITED STATES - JULY 21: Balloons drop after Donald Trump accepts the GOP nomination to be President of the United States at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday July 21, 2016. (Phot... UNITED STATES - JULY 21: Balloons drop after Donald Trump accepts the GOP nomination to be President of the United States at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday July 21, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) MORE LESS
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October 1, 2018 1:08 pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Republican National Convention will be held in North Carolina’s largest city in August 2020 and party leaders say they’ll gather with an eye on nominating President Donald Trump for a second term.

Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced at a news conference Monday that the convention will be held in Charlotte on Aug. 24-27.

Mayor Vi Lyles says she looks forward to showcasing the city, adding Charlotte has a chance to show it can host both major political parties. Charlotte hosted the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

A divided Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 in July to approve a bid to host the Republican convention. Charlotte had been considered a front-runner, although published reports showed several cities thought to be up for the convention didn’t actually submit bids.

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