2020 Daily Trail Markers: Jacksonville is possible GOP convention site
Just one week after the president announced his party had been “forced” to seek a new location for its convention, CBS News campaign reporter LaCrai Mitchell reports that Jacksonville, Florida has emerged as a new city of interest, following reports that the political gathering could take place there in August. According to an RNC convention official, several cities are still being considered and convention officials are touring multiple other cities this week including Phoenix, Savannah, and Dallas, political unit associate producer Eleanor Watson reports.
Republican officials have told CBS News that the party’s official convention business will remain in North Carolina but the president’s acceptance speech will be held in a different state. As previously reported by campaign reporter Nicole Sganga, Mitchell and Watson, this decision came on the heels of an ongoing dispute between North Carolina’s governor and the GOP over the convention format and safety measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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[Source: CBS News]