Republican National Convention

FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Charlotte, N.C. States are expected to begin canceling GOP presidential caucuses or primaries as part of the party’s effort to shut out the Trump primary challengers, one door at a time. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
September 07, 2019 - 6:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas have voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests in 2020, erecting more hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. "What is Donald Trump afraid of?" asked one of those rivals,...
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June 26, 2019 - 8:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An effort to delay last calls at restaurants and watering holes in around Charlotte during next year's Republican National Convention has been shut down by the North Carolina House. A bill debated on the House floor on Wednesday would have extended alcoholic drink sales in...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., left, arrives at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wis. Republicans determined to deliver Wisconsin for Trump next year will emphasize at their state convention that starts Friday that they must do a better job engaging with grassroots voters if they hope to rebound from a devastating 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 12, 2019 - 9:35 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans determined to deliver Wisconsin for President Donald Trump next year will be doing it with a party working to rebuild after the departure of its two biggest stars and a rough midterm election that sent it reeling. The Wisconsin GOP heads into its state convention...
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April 08, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A recent top Trump administration manager has been named the chief executive of the 2020 Republican National Convention. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Monday that Marcia Lee Kelly will be president and CEO of next year's convention in Charlotte. Kelly worked at...
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This Dec. 13, 2017 photo shows The Milwaukee Art Museum, on water front, and the downtown skyline in Milwaukee. The Democratic National Committee has selected Milwaukee to host the 2020 national convention. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Democratic National Convention coming to Milwaukee (all times local): 1 p.m. Wisconsin's Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says Milwaukee hosting the Democratic National Convention next year will provide a "first-hand look at Democrats' extreme policies." Johnson and fellow...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump points to a supporter as he departs a rally at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. President Donald Trump’s campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The initiative includes changing state party rules, crowding out potential rivals and quelling any early signs of opposition. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 04, 2019 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent initiative has been an intense focus in recent weeks...
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President Donald Trump, left, embraces Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 22, 2018 - 8:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump projected midterm optimism in Texas on Monday, saying the "blue wave is being dissipated a little." Trump spoke before a massive crowd in Houston on behalf of his former foe Sen. Ted Cruz, who faces a strong challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke. When...
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July 25, 2018 - 9:33 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a story July 24 about a marriage proposal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that councilwoman Dimple Ajmera moved to Charlotte around six years ago. She says she moved there nearly eight years ago. A corrected version of the story is below: Charlotte city...
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July 24, 2018 - 8:44 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A report by The Charlotte Observer on closed-door city council meetings shows how close the North Carolina city came to turning away the Republican National Convention. The Observer reports that council members and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles held two closed-session meetings...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles speaks to a packed chamber during a public forum before the Charlotte City Council votes whether to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday, July 20, to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. Lyles led the campaign to bring the convention to Charlotte and said in a newspaper column that it would be a chance for the city to show its inclusiveness. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 20, 2018 - 10:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte, North Carolina, gets another chance to take its place on the national and world stage after its selection as the site for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Charlotte was the chosen Friday over Las Vegas, which was the only other finalist. The pick ensures...
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