The Charlotte Hornets will be paid $5.5 million for the use of the Spectrum Center during the 2020 Republican National Convention, according to the city’s contract with the Republican National Committee and the local host committee.
The RNC’s 2016 host committee received $67 million in contributions, according to media reports. Charlotte’s committee would have to raise a similar amount in cash and in-kind contributions, like donating meeting space.
Activists and police say the 2020 Republican National Convention may lead to violent protests and riots in uptown Charlotte, especially if supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump clash in the streets.
Republicans in the NC counties that surround Mecklenburg are looking forward to Charlotte, a Democratic city, hosting the 2020 RNC. The GOP will pick their presidential nominee in a county that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
On the eve of the RNC’s formal vote to hold their 2020 national convention in Charlotte, city officials and business leaders head to Austin to meet the members of the RNC. Leading the delegation will be Mayor Vi Lyles.
The Republican National Committee said seven cities other than Charlotte North Carolina were interested in hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention. But for various reasons, almost all declined to bid.
The Republican National Convention committee’s vote for Charlotte, North Carolina, as the winner of the host city bid for the 2020 RNC will means changes in uptown, including road closures and longer commutes for workers.
Charlotte has hit a big growth spurt since 2012, when the Democratic National Convention came. When the Republican National Convention comes in 2020, delegates and President Trump will find even more growth.
Republican National Convention: Look for similarities and differences from the Democratic National Convention when RNC comes to Charlotte, NC, for the expected nomination of Donald Trump to a second term in 2020.
The Republican National Convention site selection committee has voted Charlotte, North Carolina, as the winner of the host city bid for the 2020 RNC, ensuring that NC will be a focal point of the next presidential campaign.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and four City Council members are flying to Austin Thursday night, anticipating that they will formally be awarded the 2020 Republican National Convention at a GOP party later that night.
How much economic impact will the 2020 Republican National Convention have in Charlotte? Supporters tout the RNC’s boost for the local economy, while more skeptical voices caution that the economic impact of conventions is overstated.
Charlotte, North Carolina, is expected to host the Republican National Convention, which will likely nominate President Donald Trump as the GOP candidate. Here’s the who, what, when, where and cost of the event.
The host committee of the 2020 Republican National Convention would pay Charlotte for costs that are not covered by an expected $50 million federal grant, according to the city’s summary of two key contracts.
For months, Charlotte pursued the Republican National Convention for 2020 with little opposition from Charlotte City Council members. Why are some now opposed to the bid to host the RNC convention in North Carolina?
Charlotte City Council member Dimple Ajmera said Friday she is voting no Monday on bringing the Republican National Convention to Charlotte in 2020. She is the third council member to come out against hosting.
Faced with growing criticism over Charlotte’s pursuit of the Republican National Convention, Democratic Mayor Vi Lyles defended the city’s bid Wednesday night, telling Democratic loyalists that she has pledged to represent the entire city.