RNC has sent invitations to a few dozen cities to submit proposals
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is an independent and a former Democrat, but she and Nevada Republican Party President Michael McDonald are on the same page when it comes to 2024—they’re pushing Las Vegas to host the Republican National Convention. Huh.
Goodman announced on Twitter Monday that Las Vegas had responded to invitations sent to several cities by the Republican National Committee, giving them the opportunity to submit a proposal to host the party’s 2024 presidential nomination convention. .
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Mayer said in his tweet, “Las Vegas is the premier destination for business and conventions. The Republican National Committee understands this and has asked Las Vegas to respond to the bid for the 2024 National Convention. Las Vegas Open for Business Is.”
“To me, this request is not about politics, it is about bringing back millions of dollars in convention business to our local economy,” Goodman emphasized in an accompanying statement. “No one does conventions and conventions better than Las Vegas, and our community is ready for this huge economic boost.”
A few hours later, McDonald’s said in a statement that “this is a great opportunity for our city and state to bring business back to the convention capital of the world. Outside of the honor of hosting the Republican convention, it’s about bringing hundreds.” Millions of dollars to Nevada. We were excited for the opportunity to pitch this in 2020 and we believe Las Vegas is the right place to host the convention in 2024.”
The RNC told Granthshala News that the invitations – which it says were sent to a few dozen cities – are the first step in the process, and that responses are not going to be returned to the National Party Committee after December 1.
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While Las Vegas has long touted itself as a top destination for hosting large confabs and events, it never hosts a national political convention. And when Goodman announces her support, such a convention is likely to take place in adjacent Clark County, where the storied Las Vegas Strip and the city’s famed international airport are located. The Las Vegas Convention Center, T-Mobile Arena and Allegiant Stadium can be potential venues for any convention.
Nevada, which holds the fourth contest in the GOP presidential nomination calendar, is a major general election battleground that President Biden ran by a narrow margin over former President Trump in last November’s election.
RNC President Ronna McDaniel told Granthshala News last month that early moves were already underway by some cities hoping to host the 2024 GOP presidential nomination convention.
“I know it sounds far-fetched, but requests for proposals and cities to bid for that process are happening right now,” McDaniel said ahead of the RNC’s summer meeting in early August.
Among the cities interested in holding the 2024 convention is Nashville, Tennessee, where the summer meeting was held. The RNC’s site selection committee for the 2024 convention was formally selected at the Nashville meeting.