WisGOP Statement on Republican National Convention

[Milwaukee, WI] – Today, the Republican National Committee’s site selection committee voted to recommend Milwaukee as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention – the culmination of months of hard work from the Milwaukee Host Committee, local elected officials, and VISIT Milwaukee.

“I have always known that Milwaukee is the perfect place for the Republican Party to hold its Convention,” said Milwaukee Host Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. “Wisconsin is a battleground state, Milwaukee is a fabulous city, and the people of Wisconsin are the best in America. We will have a blast and it will be a great way to start our work together so that the Republican Party and our great country can begin the beautiful process of electing a President of the United States.”

“We are thrilled that the site selection committee has recommended Milwaukee to host the 2024 National Convention,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Paul Farrow. “The farmers, manufacturers, and families of the Badger State truly represent the heart of America, and we’re now a big step closer to showcasing all that Wisconsin has to offer.”

“Watching the community come together in support of this bid has been inspiring,” Chairman Farrow continued. “Gerard Randall and Reince Priebus deserve tremendous credit for leading this effort for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, VISIT Milwaukee worked tirelessly on the city’s behalf, and Mayor Cavalier Johnson and County Executive David Crowley supported our bid every step of the way. We look forward to hearing the final decision from Chairwoman McDaniel and the full RNC, and hopefully continuing our partnership to create a world-class event in Milwaukee.”

A Milwaukee convention would bring up to 50,000 visitors to the city and add $200 million to the local economy. The full 168 members of the RNC will vote to approve the site selection committee’s decision at their summer meeting in August.