Planners: Even if There's a Contested Convention, RNC Won't Stretch Beyond Four Days

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by Nick Castele

Organizers of the Republican National Convention say they’re not planning for the event to stretch beyond the allotted four days—even if it takes multiple ballots to pick a nominee. 

Jeff Larson, the CEO of the Committee on Arrangements, was among the planners to speak with Cleveland City Council on Tuesday.

“We're going to have a four-day convention in Cleveland, Ohio,” Larson said, acknowledging it may be a contested one. 

Steve King, the arrangement committee chair, put it this way:

“The balloons will drop Thursday night, July 22,” he said.

The RNC is scheduled to begin July 18.

RNC host committee CEO David Gilbert said his group has raised $55.5 million so far out of the $64 million needed. 

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