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Florida Republicans Want to Host National Convention if Trump Moves It From North Carolina

Florida Republicans said theyll gladly host the Republican National Convention if President Donald Trump decides to move it from North Carolina.

“The Republican Party of Florida would welcome the opportunity to host the Republican National Convention,” Joe Gruters, chairman of the Florida GOP, said in a statement.

“Florida is committed to ensuring a safe, secure, and successful event for President Trump and all attendees.”

Florida is Trumps home state and the largest swing state, the party said in arguing the event should be held in the southern state.

Trump on May 25 threatened to move the convention unless North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, promises to let Spectrum Center fill to capacity.

The convention is scheduled for four days in late August.

Cooper is in “shutdown mood” and wont guarantee full attendance in the arena, the president said, adding: “In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space.”

A Cooper spokesperson said the state “is relying on data and science to protect our states public health and safety.”

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The Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Nov. 13, 2019. (Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images)

Liz Harrington, the Republican National Committees national spokesperson, said on May 26 that it takes months to plan the convention, and staff members are already on the ground in Charlotte.

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