Jacksonville will be host city for Republican National Convention

RNC chairwoman says the River City to host “Celebrate President Trump’s Acceptance of Nomination”

CONFIRMED: Jacksonville will be host city to “Celebrate President Trump’s Acceptance of Nomination”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Republican National Committee Communications says, “RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Announces Jacksonville, Florida as Host City to Celebrate President Trump’s Acceptance of Nomination.”

Thursday night, Action News Jax spoke with Dean Black, the chairman of the Duval County GOP.

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“We are ecstatic,” Black said. “The Republican Party of Duval County has been promoting the idea and is a spearhead of letting the world know what we know to be true: Jacksonville is the single best city in America to host the Republican National Convention.”

Black also called this a ‘breath of fresh air’ for business owners who were hurt during the pandemic, saying this will bring a $100 million economic impact.

The Duval GOP will hold a news conference on this Friday at 10 a.m. Action News Jax will carry this live.

The FBI gave Action News Jax this statement when it comes to security for the RNC: “The FBI Jacksonville Division is fully committed to working with our local, state and federal partners to develop and implement a comprehensive plan that considers the safety of all 2020 Republican National Convention attendees, as well as the greater Jacksonville community.”