“We have been committed to a safe RNC convention in North Carolina and it’s unfortunate they never agreed to scale down and make changes to keep people safe,” Gov. Roy Cooper (D) responded.
“Protecting public health and safety during this pandemic is a priority,” he added:
Jacksonville, Florida, is among cities under consideration — cities that include Nashville, Las Vegas, and Orlando — to
host the political event:
Mayor Lenny Curry (R) indicated that city officials have been in contact with the RNC in recent days.
“My people have been in discussion with them,” Curry
“Look, I was the state chairman of the Republican Party of Florida when there was a convention in Tampa, so I recognize what it takes to put one of those things on. I’m hopeful, but that’s a heavy lift,” he continued.
“They need a home and here is where the red carpet would be rolled out by our governor, by Mayor Curry, and by the Republican Party and Duval County like no other city in America,”
said Dean Black, chairman of the Republican Party of Duval County.
“It is a battleground city, a battleground state, a battleground county, and I think our chances are extremely, extremely good,” he added.
The convention is slated to take place August 24-27.