Republican National Convention organizers expect 50,000 people, in person
While many political forces are dithering over social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Republican Party is full speed ahead on the 2020 Republican National Convention, set for late August in Charlotte, North Carolina. The attendance numbers are sizable. Organizers expect 50,000 attendees, 15,000 journalists and 8,000 volunteers.
The event also could have a $300 million economic impact on the city of Charlotte itself. And that event is now less than 100 days off.
“While convention planning has been under way for well over a year, the 100-day mark is a significant benchmark as it’s when all of our planning and preparation moves into execution mode,” says Marcia Lee Kelly, who head up the event’s committee of arrangements and logistics.
“In 100 days, the Republican Party will gather together, where we will reflect on the incredible legacy and tremendous accomplishments of the Trump Administration. During this historic event, we will celebrate American greatness, honor our nation’s resiliency, and proudly re-nominate President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for four more years of record-breaking results.” Ms. Kelly says.
And what about that safety and social distancing?
The convention has named Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, a health security expert, as
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