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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says the summer nominating convention will not be virtual; Peter Doocy reports.
The Republican National Committee has chosen Jacksonville, Fla., to host part of this summer’s party convention, after largely abandoning the city of Charlotte, N.C., over disagreements on coronavirus-related crowd restrictions.
The decision on Thursday was expected and followed a nationwide search for a new host city. Business aspects of the convention will still take place in North Carolina, but Jacksonville will host the celebratory aspects of the election-year affair.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said. “Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump’s heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path to victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months.”
Party officials have been scrambling to find a new convention location after President Trump tweeted last week that the GOP is “now forced to seek another” location other than Charlotte, N.C., to host the convention, which is scheduled to start on Aug. 24.
The president and Republican officials were angered after Goy Roy Cooper of North Carolina, a Democrat, said he wasn’t prepared to guarantee the RNC a full-fledged convention with an arena packed with party officials, delegates, and activists due to health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. North Carolina is among at least 10 states that have seen a spike in new coronavirus cases since Memorial Day.
Following the president’s announcement, the RNC quickly considered least 10 cities in eight states as possible contenders to host the celebratory parts of the convention – including the president’s acceptance of the nomination - with teams visiting most of the cities. And, early last week, the Republican governors of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee quickly made pitches to hold portions of the convention in their states.
Jacksonville was likely attractive to GOP officials because it was the only city under consideration with a Republican mayor. Lenny Curry – a former state Republican Party chair – made a strong pitch for the convention after problems first arose with Charlotte – saying that the city had successfully held a UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship] event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 13. The mayor offered up the same venue for the Republican convention.
“Today’s announcement is exciting news for the city of Jacksonville,” Curry said. “I enthusiastically welcome the opportunity to highlight everything our city has to offer, along with the tremendous economic impact. We look forward to hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention for all delegates and guests to enjoy.”
Meanwhile, the RNC’s executive committee voted on Wednesday night to dramatically scale back the business aspects of the convention, which are still going to be held in Charlotte.
The committee moved cities to limit the in-person participation in Charlotte to just 336 delegates, far less than the more than 2,500 who normally would attend.
The committee also voted to make no changes to the 2016 Republican convention platform.
The executive committee voted last week to keep the mechanics of the convention in Charlotte, which was selected two years ago by the party as the site of the 2020 convention. The party is contractually obligated to conduct some of its convention business in Charlotte.
With 29 electoral votes at stake, Florida is the largest of the general election battleground states. Trump narrowly won the state four years ago, but the most recent polling in the state indicates presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden with the edge over the president.
While the president and the GOP remained firm on staging a mostly unchanged, in-person convention, Biden and Democratic Party officials have entertained holding a scaled-down confab or even a virtual convention. Earlier this spring they pushed back the date of their Milwaukee convention from mid-July to Aug. 17.
Dan Forest currently serves as the 34th lieutenant governor of North Carolina (since 2013). Dan shares his thoughts about the Hornet's Nest Republican Men's Club.
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Mecklenburg County and Union County, NC - August 7, 2019.
We are excited to announce the formation of the Hornet’s Nest Republican Men’s Club (HNRMC). HNRMC is organized under the North Carolina Federation of Republican Men an affiliate organization of the NCGOP. “I am thrilled!” says Bob Pruett, President of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Men. “As we continue to build out our network of clubs across the state, it is fantastic to see a club come together regionally to support the Republican cause.”
It is open to all Republican men in the Southern Piedmont region of North Carolina. “Our Mission is simple” says Dan Barry its new President, we aim to recruit, develop, support and elect conservative Republicans to Public Office.” The 2020 Election Cycle is incredibly important, and we plan to work tirelessly alongside the North Carolina Republican Party and its affiliates from across the region including MeckGOP and UnionGOP to push our candidates on to victory.
The inaugural leadership group is made of GOP leaders from across the region. In addition to Dan Barry are former County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour, Board of Education Member Sean Strain, Activists Kevin Abplanalp, John Powell, Ken May, David Willis, Mike Hicks, Bob Wilberger, Stewart Taylor and Steve Huff.
The Hornet’s Nest Republican Men’s Club “HNRMC” officially received its credentials on December 14, 2019. Our official status increased the size of the state federation by 25% and we are the largest club in the state. Way to go team! HNRMC President Daniel Barry with NCFRM President Bob Pruett.
The objectives of the NCFRM is to further the principles of the North Carolina Republican Party and to promote Republican candidates in all elections.
The Mission of this Federation shall be: We, the North Carolina Federation of Republican Men, shall work to promote our conservative values by working together to create fellowship among Republican men, supporting the principles, objectives, and platform of the Republican Party, fostering strong relationships with the community through demonstrations of citizenship and positive minded practices, educating our members on how they can participate in the electoral process, supporting our constituent clubs and always working to elect Republicans across this great state while understanding nothing can be accomplished without God’s help and guidance.
The NCFRM is striving to be an authoritative voice within the NCGOP.
The NCFRM aims to be a group that conservative candidates look to for endorsements in order to help secure them a win.
The NCFRM wants to have enough presence that the general assembly will listen to what the NCFRM say and want to remain in the NCFRM good graces.
The NCFRM wants our representatives in Washington to seek out NCFRM’s support and opinions on the matters important to all North Carolina residents.
Anyone joining before March 31, 2020 will pay 37.50 ($20 for Associates). Join between April 1 and June 30 and your dues are $25 ($15 for Associates). Join between July 1 and August 31 and your dues are $15 ($10 for Associates). Join after September 1 for $50 ($30 for Associates) and you are good until 9-30-2021.
All Club memberships will have a common anniversary date of September 30th.
Annual membership renewal dues of $50 (Member) $30 (Associate Member) will be billed in September and are payable by October 1st.
Open to all Republicans in the Southern Piedmont region of North Carolina
Join the Hornet’s Nest Republican Men’s Club and donate to help us achieve our common goal together.
To recruit, develop, support and elect conservative Republicans to Public Office.