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The Republican National Convention will utilize the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte.
Zuri Berry / WFAE

From the very beginning, Charlotte was the favorite to win the bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

That’s according to the RNC’s site selection committee chairman Ron Kaufman, who worked with each of the bid cities through the selection process that came to a close on Friday.

The Republican National Committee formally picked Charlotte today for its 2020 convention. And that's despite considerable hesitation from some of Charlotte's city leaders. Dallas Woodhouse, the executive director for the North Carolina Republican Party, spoke with WFAE’s Nick de la Canal for “All Things Considered” about this tension from Austin, Texas.

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The Republican National Committee has officially chosen Charlotte as its host city for its 2020 national convention today in Austin, Texas.

Charlotte has been selected for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Zuri Berry / WFAE

The site selection committee for the Republican National Committee has chosen Charlotte as its host city for its 2020 national convention, according to multiple media reports.

Mayor Vi Lyles speaks during Monday's special council meeting to vote on the city's bid for the Republican National Convention in 2020.
David Boraks / WFAE

After a debate that Mayor Vi Lyles called one of the most difficult of her career, a divided Charlotte City Council voted 6 to 5 Monday to support the city's bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. The council's endorsement comes as the Republican National Committee prepares to meet in Austin, Texas this week to choose between Charlotte and Las Vegas.

Former state Senator Malcolm Graham was among a number of Democrats that were voicing opposition to the bid for the Republican National Convention.
Cole del Charco / WFAE

Leaders of several Democratic groups predicted protests and other forms of unrest if Charlotte hosts the Republican National Convention in 2020. The groups held a press conference Monday in front of the Government Center to voice their opposition to the city's bid.

The Charlotte City Council heard from more than 130 people discussing their support or opposition for the Republican National Convention in 2020.
Jasmin Herrera / WFAE

The Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 in a show of support for the city’s bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention after a week of heated debate among council members over the merits of hosting the convention.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The Charlotte City Council is expected to take a vote Monday afternoon that would show support for the city's bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. 

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
David Boraks / WFAE

The bills are rolling in after South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's campaign welcomed the country's top two politicians to campaign for his Republican primary election victory.

A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died.

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