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As you may have heard, the RNC "Convention Celebration" in Jacksonville has been canceled (read more). 

What you will never hear from the media, is that the real celebration has simply been postponed from August 24th-27th to November 3, 2020 (Election Day)!

Please click here to help me get the word out on Facebook... As we must make sure no American misses this celebration date!

I look forward to working alongside each one of you to ensure that America celebrates a Trump Victory and enjoys our delayed celebration on November 3rd. Please reach out if I can ever be of assistance! 

Christian Ziegler
Vice Chairman, Florida GOP


Monday, June 22, 2020

Jackson County Flips To Red

Tallahassee, FL—Florida continues to trend red as Jackson County, Florida has flipped from being a Democrat majority county by voter registration to being a Republican majority county.

“This success represents great work by Chairman Clint Pate and his team at the Republican Party of Jackson County,” said Republican Party of Florida Chairman Joe Gruters. “We’re experiencing growing success in voter registration throughout Florida and it reflects the momentum and intense desire around the state to re-elect President Trump and make sure Florida stays red across the board.”

Chairman Gruters also attributed this success to the great work of

State Committeewoman Alice Pate and State Committeeman Jim Peacock.

Jackson County has been trending more Republican for a while. But when Sheriff Louis Roberts changed his registration from Democrat to Republican and the Jackson County Commission went from 5-0 Democrat four years ago to majority Republican two years ago, people really took note. 

“We’ve been a Democrat county forever. No one ever thought we’d be a Republican county, but we worked hard and here we are,” said Clint Pate, Chairman of the Republican Party of Jackson County.

The local Republican Party took advantage of this momentum and made a big push on registrations since March, sending out 5,000 mailers to Independent and Democrat registered super voters, then made thousands of calls. Pate also credited President Trump. 

“The Trump movement has done a lot,” said Pate, who is also Assistant Secretary of the Republican Party of Florida. “I think you’ll see more Democrats flipping their registration.”

The RPOF has been operating an aggressive voter registration campaign that shifted into digital overdrive after the COVID-19 shutdown, said Chairman Gruters. These efforts, which included hundreds of thousands of phone calls, have been bearing fruit throughout the state as they augment what local parties are doing.

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Presidential News Briefing


Week in Review

Jacksonville named host city for Republican National Convention main event

A.The Republican National Committee 

(RNC) announced on Thursday that Donald Trump will accept the party’s nomination in Jacksonville, splitting the national convention between Florida and its original location in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first day of the convention will take place in Charlotte, while the following three days will be moved to Jacksonville. Trump’s acceptance speech will take place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, which has a 15,000-person capacity.


The RNC also voted to reduce the number of in-person delegates in Charlotte from 2,500 to 336. The Hill reported that the party’s 2016 platform will be adopted again since the Platform Committee is not meeting.

B. Biden, Trump oppose defunding police

In response to the movement to defund the police, Joe Biden said in an interview on CBS on Monday, “No, I don‘t support defunding the police. … I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness and, in fact, are able to demonstrate they can protect the community and everybody in the community.”

C.Trump will resume rallies next week

Donald Trump announced that he will hold his first rally since the coronavirus pandemic began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Jun. 19. He said additional events were planned in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Attendees will be required to sign a waiver that says they cannot hold the Trump campaign or venue liable if they contract COVID-19.

RPOF SCW Elly Manov





The Jacksonville 2020 Host Committee is looking forward to welcoming you to the River City!



As you might imagine, the 2020 Republican National Convention will be a large undertaking requiring hundreds of committed volunteers. The RNC is excited that you want to get involved. Sign up today and be among the first to choose volunteer opportunities that fit your interest and schedule!


The RNC convention will be August 24-27, 2020 with the bulk of events taking place in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.


The Jacksonville 2020 Host Committee website is https://jacksonville2020.com/


Vendors and Businesses that are interested in participating in the August  Republican National Convention can register online at https://jacksonville2020.com/vendors/

Volunteers can sign up using this link  


Thank you to so many of you who have personally reached out to me via email, text or phone calls offering assistance from your counties, clubs and volunteer base. The RNC is as excited as you are!

Warm regards,

Kathleen King

National Committeewoman for Florida

Committee on Arrangements Member for Florida

Statement By RPOF Chairman Joe Gruters

RE: Jacksonville, FL hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention

“The Republican Party of Florida is delighted that Jacksonville will host the Republican National Convention. The energy and excitement is already building in the Sunshine State for the opportunity to celebrate President Donald J. Trump delivering his acceptance speech.

“The convention will bring visitors and attendees from all across the country to Jacksonville, a beautiful Florida city on the Atlantic Ocean offering hotel space, top-notch convention facilities, beautiful weather, beaches and a lot of Republicans — just an overall outstanding venue. There is no better place to host the Republican National Convention than in the nation’s largest swing state that is also home to President Trump and to the country’s best Governor, Ron DeSantis.

“We thank Governor DeSantis and Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez for all their hard work over the last few months in navigating through the COVID-19 outbreak and safely leading the state back to work — which set the stage so perfectly for this opportunity. We also applaud Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, former Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, for stepping in quickly and effectively to offer conventioneers the best that Jacksonville has to offer.

“We are particularly grateful to Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel for her leadership and tireless efforts under such difficult circumstances and compressed timeline and we would also like to thank the RNC’s Executive Committee for bringing the 2020 Republican National Convention to Jacksonville. We are thrilled Florida was selected and we will not let them down.

“Florida is committed to holding a safe, secure and successful event and we look forward to delivering the 29 electoral votes that the President needs to win the election.”


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