Top Republicans were elated by the Milwaukee Republican National Convention news.
The Republican National Convention is likely coming to Milwaukee in 2024, the Wisconsin Republican Party confirmed.
“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,” the party wrote in a press statement.
“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.”
Top Republicans React to the Milwaukee Republican National Convention News
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted this response to the news:
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 15, 2022
Wisconsin Republican Party chairman Paul Farrow tweeted, “Exciting news today! Watching the Milwaukee community come together to bring this major event to Wisconsin has been inspiring. Looking forward to the final decision from the full @GOP.”
Exciting news today! Watching the Milwaukee community come together to bring this major event to Wisconsin has been inspiring.
— Paul Farrow (@PaulFarrowWi) July 15, 2022
In response, GOP candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch said in a press statement:
“Democrats abandoned Milwaukee in 2020, and when we get to showcase Wisconsin to the nation in 2024, a Republican governor will be there to greet them. The GOP was born here in Wisconsin, and we’re ready to celebrate our legacy of freedom and put a Republican back in the White House.”
Reince Priebus, the former Wisconsin Republican Party head who once led the Republican National Committee, tweeted, “I have always known that Milwaukee is the perfect place for the Republican Party to hold its convention. Wisconsin is a battleground state, Milwaukee is a fabulous city and the people of Wisconsin are the best in America.”
He continued, “Thank you to the RNC, Visit Milwaukee, and Chairwoman McDaniel for believing in Milwaukee. We will have a blast – it will be a great way to work together so that the Republican Party and our great country can begin the process of electing a President of the United States.”
We emailed Tim Michels’ campaign for a statement and will add it into this story if one is received.