John Lassiter, CEO of the Charlotte host committee for the 2020 Republican National Convention, said fundraising efforts for the gathering that will likely renominate Donald Trump for president are ahead of schedule.
Hurricane Florence is delaying announcement of dates for the 2020 RNC. The lead organizer said the dates, which had been expected to be announced Saturday, will be delayed until later this month because of the storm.
Mecklenburg Republicans hope to capitalize on winning the bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2020 with a volunteer recruitment gala in Charlotte. The event is as much about November 2018 as it is the RNC.
Charlotte’s relationship with Raleigh hit bottom over House Bill 2, the Bathroom bill. Now, with a new mayor and the 2020 Republican National Convention, what goodwill will the Queen City have with GOP lawmakers?
With RNC 2020 coming to Charlotte, people looking to rent out their homes and apartments through apps and sites like Airbnb could make quick money by hosting guests as prices are likely to surge because of high demand.
The Republican National Committee announced that Toni Anne Dashiell will chair the party’s Committee on Arrangements — and therefore in charge of organizing the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte.
For months, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles pursued hosting the Republican National Convention with the backing of 10 of 11 City Council members. Their support remained steadfast until late June, according to a review of two closed session meetings.
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.
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.
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.