Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says hosting the 2024 Republican National Convention would help the state’s largest city attract more events and related spending.

The GOP Site Selection Committee reportedly voted Friday to recommend Milwaukee host the 2024 convention. The full Republican National Committee is expected to make the final decision later this summer during a meeting in Chicago.

“When we show how Milwaukee hosts a big, national political convention, we’re inviting other convention planners to take notice and to bring those activities — and importantly, those spending dollars — right here to the city of Milwaukee, right here to the state of Wisconsin,” Johnson said Friday during a news conference.

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