[Chicago, IL] – Today, the full body of the Republican National Committee officially selected Milwaukee as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention. After Joe Biden and Democrats abandoned the Badger State for Delaware in 2020, this announcement is a major victory for the city of Milwaukee and all of Wisconsin, and comes after months of hard work by the Milwaukee Host Committee and VISIT Milwaukee in partnership with local elected officials.
Statement from Milwaukee Host Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who oversaw two national conventions as Chairman of the Republican National Committee:
“I am ecstatic that the Republican National Convention will be held in Wisconsin – a state with both electoral importance and Midwestern hospitality that will make for a fantastic event. This convention will be great for the city of Milwaukee, and will allow Republicans to bring our message directly to the Badger State. The people of Wisconsin are the best in America, and I look forward to sharing all this great city and state has to offer with my fellow conservatives as we celebrate the nomination of the next President of the United States.”
Statement from Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Paul Farrow:
“The Republican Party was born in Ripon, Wisconsin, and we are thrilled to welcome the Grand Old Party home as we come together to select the next President of the United States. Rightfully deemed part of America’s Heartland, the hardworking farmers, manufacturers, and families of Wisconsin are the heart of what makes our nation special, and this convention will allow us to showcase all that the Badger State has to offer to the country and the world.
“The success of this bid wouldn’t have been possible without Reince Priebus and Gerard Randall, who brought together elected officials, business owners, and community leaders of all backgrounds. Mayor Cavalier Johnson and County Executive David Crowley advocated tirelessly for the investment that this event will bring to the Cream City, and VISIT Milwaukee spared no effort in ensuring that decision-makers knew that Milwaukee was ready to host a spectacular convention. We look forward to continuing our partnership to deliver a world-class event in 2024.”
The event will bring
up to 50,000 visitors to the city and add $200 million to the local economy, and will be the first in-person national convention of either party in Milwaukee.