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GOP picks Jacksonville, Florida, for Trump convention speech

 

Scott Mcintyre – New York Times

FILE - President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign event in Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 3, 2016. Trump will deliver his Aug. 27 Republican convention speech in Jacksonville, inside an arena that holds 15,000 people, after his demands for an event without social distancing rules led to a rift with Democratic leaders in North Carolina, where the Republican convention was originally planned.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jacksonville, Florida, has been selected to host the celebration marking President Donald Trump's acceptance of his party's nomination for reelection, the Republican National Committee chairwoman said Thursday.

Ronna McDaniel made the announcement a day after saying that Jacksonville was a front-runner to hold the event. The governor of North Carolina, the official host of this summer's Republican National Convention, had balked at promising Trump a full-blown convention in Charlotte free from social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville," McDaniel said. "Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump's heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path to victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months."

https://www.startribune.com/gop-picks-jacksonville-florida-for-trump-convention-speech/571203822/

 

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