By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh has been removed from consideration for the 2024 Republican National Convention.
The bid committee for the RNC announced the news Friday, a release from the city said.
The city said Visit Pittsburgh initiated the bid last year and Mayor Ed Gainey previously signed a letter of support “as a matter of procedure.”
“I look forward to engaging with our business community to find opportunities for economic growth and empowerment for our city,” Gainey said in a release. “While I still had questions regarding the RNC’s impact on safety, covid-19 mitigation, and effect on Pittsburgh, I am committed to bringing in events that showcase Pittsburgh’s incredible values. We are one of the most welcoming cities in America and I look forward to sharing our home with the world. As we look for future events to come to Pittsburgh I am dedicated to offering the benefits are shared equitably with our small, local, and diverse businesses and that these events reflect and embody the values of Pittsburgh.”
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