The Republican National Convention Is Upon Us: Here’s What You Need To Know
2020 Elections
The Republican National Convention Is Upon Us: Here’s What You Need To Know
2020-08-21 18:59:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democrats dominated the political universe this week, holding what has been widely called a very successful first-of-its-kind virtual national convention, and sending its ticket of former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris,... Read More

Trump Calls Off Florida Segment of GOP National Convention
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Trump Calls Off Florida Segment of GOP National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's hopes to salvage a four-night celebration for his reelection campaign have been thwarted by spiking coronavirus cases across the Sun Belt, with the president announcing Thursday that he was calling off the public events... Read More

Republican Mayor Backs Sheriff’s Concerns About Convention Security
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Republican Mayor Backs Sheriff’s Concerns About Convention Security

MIAMI — Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday that he agrees with the Duval County sheriff that the existing security plan and resources for the Republican National Convention are inadequate, and said he would not be comfortable hosting the event... Read More

Jacksonville Sheriff Says He Won’t Be Able to Keep the GOP Convention Safe
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Jacksonville Sheriff Says He Won’t Be Able to Keep the GOP Convention Safe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be unable to keep the Republican National Convention safe when it comes to the city next month, Sheriff Mike Williams said in a frank interview with local news outlets Monday afternoon. Right... Read More

RNC Eyes Outdoor Amphitheater for Trump Jacksonville Speech
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RNC Eyes Outdoor Amphitheater for Trump Jacksonville Speech

WASHINGTON — With coronavirus cases in Florida surging, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday morning that it would limit attendance at the Jacksonville convention in August. The RNC raised expectations last month that President Donald Trump would accept the GOP... Read More

GOP Scales Back Scope of Nominating Convention
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GOP Scales Back Scope of Nominating Convention
2020-07-16 13:48:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee is reducing the size of its planned presidential nominating convention in Jacksonville, Fla., in August in the face of a continued surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the state. The GOP’s plans... Read More

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Republican National Convention in Jacksonville
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Lawsuit Seeks to Block Republican National Convention in Jacksonville
2020-07-09 19:06:22
by Dan McCue

A Jacksonville attorney filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a circuit court  to declare next month’s Republican National Convention a nuisance “injurious to the health,” and require it to either be cancelled or scaled down to a much smaller event with... Read More

Done Deal: Trump to Accept GOP Nomination in Jacksonville
2020 Elections
Done Deal: Trump to Accept GOP Nomination in Jacksonville
2020-06-12 15:20:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After an accelerated, last-minute search, the Republican National Committee has selected Jacksonville, Fla., as the site of its presidential nominating convention's keynote events, including President Donald Trump's prime-time speech accepting the GOP nomination. “We are thrilled to celebrate... Read More

Jacksonville Is New Front-Runner to Host GOP Convention, GOP Chair Says
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Jacksonville Is New Front-Runner to Host GOP Convention, GOP Chair Says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republican National Chair Ronna McDaniel said Wednesday that Jacksonville, Fla., is the front-runner for hosting the biggest night of the Republican convention, prompting blowback from some Charlotte leaders. A move to Florida would yank the highest profile... Read More

GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina
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GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina
2020-06-09 14:10:35
by Dan McCue

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak in front of a capacity crowd at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte without the restrictions officials have imposed on... Read More

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