CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Government and civic leaders of North Carolina’s largest city are considering a bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Charlotte was home for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The city put out a news release Thursday saying it’s “evaluating options” to host the RNC as a precursor to submitting a proposal to the party.
About 35,000 delegates, media members and visitors came to the September 2012 Democratic convention, where President Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination for a second term. The release says the event had an economic impact of more than $163 million.
Mayor Vi Lyles called another possible convention “a wonderful opportunity to showcase our city, our region and our state to the world.”
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