Republicans to gather in mid-July for 2024 national convention in Milwaukee

Milwaukee City Hall. Photo by David Wise.
Milwaukee City Hall. Photo by David Wise.

The RNC announced the 2024 national convention in Milwaukee will run July 15-18, the earliest the party will meet to formally select its presidential nominee since 1980.

The announcement formally kicks off the countdown until the convention rolls into Wisconsin’s largest city. Milwaukee also was set to host the national Democratic convention in 2020 but that fizzled because of the pandemic.

Under then-Chair Reince Priebus, an RNC postmortem on the 2012 presidential race recommended moving the national convention to earlier in the summer.  

The reasoning cited in that repor...

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