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02 October 2008

Georgia GOP To Launch ATL 2012 RNC Bid Committee

Here's what Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal Constitution Political Insider is reporting:

A letter has gone out to members of the state committee, pitching a Nov. 22 organizational meeting of a convention committee.

"To avoid distractions from the 2008 campaign focus, the Committee will begin formally working after the November 2008 election. Commissioner Oxendine has committed to raise $50,000 by December 31st to provide initial seed money for the Committee and has invited his fellow statewide GOP elected officials and the US Congressional delegation to join him," says the letter.
[Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, "After the election, Georgia Republicans want to make a play for the 2012 national convention", October 2, 2008]

As I first wrote on September 12th, while I'd like to see Atlanta host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, realistically it's more likely that the GOP convention will come to town.

It's good to see that the Georgia Republican Party is serious about bringing the 2012 RNC to Atlanta and it should be interesting to watch as they organize their efforts towards that end.