By Katharine Jackson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans will hold their 2024 U.S. presidential nomination convention in Milwaukee, the party chairman said Friday, as she picked a city in the main battlefield state of Wisconsin.
“Milwaukee is a world-class city and we look forward to seeing it in the spotlight in 2024,” Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said on Twitter.
In 2016, Republican Donald Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 25,000 votes of the 2.8 million votes cast in his successful bid for the presidency. Four years later, Democrat Joe Biden carried the state with fewer than 21,000 votes of the 3.2 million votes cast.
Trump has hinted that he will run for president again in 2024, but has not announced his candidacy.
In 2020, Democrats’ plans to hold their nominating convention in Milwaukee were turned upside down by concerns over the coronavirus, resulting in a largely virtual event. Democrats have not yet chosen a venue for their 2024 convention.
The recent US presidential election is linked to the hotly debated results in a small number of states, such as Wisconsin.
(Reporting by Katharine Jackson; editing by Alistair Bell)