GOP eyeing new convention sites, raising hopes of Arizona officials

Posted at 8:24 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 11:24:47-04

With the Republican National Committee actively seeking new homes for its August convention, some in Arizona are angling for the state to get in line with the long list of other potential suitors.

The RNC may still hold part of the convention in Charlotte – or it may not – as officials there say lingering COVID-19 concerns may limit convention crowd sizes.

But it is looking for a new city to host President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech, after Trump took to Twitter recently to criticize possible crowd limits.

Several states have mounted bids to land part or all of the convention, but some Arizona Republicans are asking, why not here?

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.