The Republican National Committee has officially tapped Milwaukee to host the party’s 2024 national convention, where state and territory delegates will officially select the GOP’s next nominees for president and vice president.
“Milwaukee is a world-class city, and we are eager to see it shine in the spotlight come 2024,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said. “I look forward to working with the members of the Republican National Committee, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, the Milwaukee Host Committee, and Visit Milwaukee to deliver an incredible convention for our Party and nominate the next President of the United States.”
Milwaukee was the last candidate city standing after Nashville’s city council rejected a draft agreement to host the event on Tuesday. However, the RNC’s site committee had already recommended last month that Milwaukee be the pick.
The choice marks a return to the Midwest for the GOP’s quadrennial extravaganza. The Republican Party has held 14 presidential nominating conventions in Chicago since its first election in 1856. Since the last Chicago Republican Convention in 1960, the party has picked Kansas City (1976), Detroit (1980) Saint Paul, Minn. (2008) and Cleveland (2016) as notable convention sites.
Milwaukee was due to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, but the COVID-19 pandemic intervened and forced all events to be held virtually. The city used its preparations for that convention to argue to Republicans that it had a “turnkey” operation ready to host for real in 2024.
“Milwaukee welcomes the 2024 Republican National Convention. My city is ready to show the world what a great destination we are for conventions and tourism,” Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said. “We look forward to the positive economic impact of the Presidential nomination convention, and, as the host city, I am confident all the attendees will find Milwaukee to be a splendid location for the event.”
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