Milwaukee recommended to host 2024 Republican National Convention
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Republican National Convention's site selection committee on Friday, July 15 voted to recommend Milwaukee to host the 2024 Republican National Convention (RNC).
The full Republican National Committee will make the final decision Aug. 2-5.
"Today, the Site Selection Committee voted to recommend Milwaukee to host the 2024 Republican National Convention and it is a testament to the forthright and professional behavior embraced by Milwaukee’s city leaders throughout the process. A final decision will be made by Chairwoman McDaniel and the full RNC in the coming weeks," said RNC Senior Advisor Richard Walters.
According to a news release from the Republican Party of Wisconsin, a Milwaukee convention would bring up to 50,000 visitors to the city and add $200 million to the local economy.
“I have always known that Milwaukee is the perfect place for the Republican Party to hold its Convention,” said Milwaukee Host Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. “Wisconsin is a battleground state, Milwaukee is a fabulous city, and the people of Wisconsin are the best in America. We will have a blast and it will be a great way to start our work together so that the Republican Party and our great country can begin the beautiful process of electing a President of the United States.”
“We are thrilled that the site selection committee has recommended Milwaukee to host the 2024 National Convention,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Paul Farrow. “The farmers, manufacturers, and families of the Badger State truly represent the heart of America, and we’re now a big step closer to showcasing all that Wisconsin has to offer. Watching the community come together in support of this bid has been inspiring. Gerard Randall and Reince Priebus deserve tremendous credit for leading this effort for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, VISIT Milwaukee worked tirelessly on the city’s behalf, and Mayor Cavalier Johnson and County Executive David Crowley supported our bid every step of the way. We look forward to hearing the final decision from Chairwoman McDaniel and the full RNC, and hopefully continuing our partnership to create a world-class event in Milwaukee.”
Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin released the following statement on the news:
“As the Republican National Convention is expected to be held in Milwaukee, Fiserv Forum will significantly elevate its profile as a world-class major-event venue. In addition to creating a substantial economic impact for Milwaukee, the Convention will further demonstrate that our city and arena can successfully host enormous events en route to attracting other prominent events in the future.”
"This represents yet another remarkable opportunity for the Milwaukee region, our businesses and our community."
The deal still must be approved by the Republican National Committee. 168 delegates will be voting on it when they meet in Chicago the first week of August, and you better believe Milwaukee will be sending reps down to be ready for what will hopefully be good news.