Milwaukee gets a step closer to landing the 2024 RNC, Nashville withdraws draft agreement

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Nashville has formally withdrawn their bid to host the 2024 Republican National Convention. This comes after a Nashville Metro Council meeting Tuesday night, on July 5.

Although Nashville has withdrawn their bid for the convention, that withdrawal does not technically take the music city out of the running.

In a statement attributed to an RNC spokesperson, they say the Nashville Common Council still has questions.

On Wednesday, July 6, CBS 58 spoke with Mordecai Lee, Professor Emeritus at the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Lee, says, "This doesn’t necessarily mean that it's over, they're right, from the point of parliament and procedure nothing has happened."

However, the professor says the likelihood of Nashville refiling their bid is slim to none, with the majority of their common council skewing mostly democratic.

Lee goes on to say, :The decision for Nashville to drop their bid, does not mean Milwaukee wins by default." The RNC committee will likely discuss several other contenders.

Undoubtedly, should Milwaukee take on the RNC, it could mean big business for the cream city.

"When you just think about the dollar and cents; we are talking about 20,000 people," said Lee.

In the statement given by the RNC spokesperson, the committee anticipates for Nashville to refile their bid for the convention later this week, once their questions have been answered.

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