Jul 17, 2016 | Cleveland Office, Columbus Office

RNC 2016: Cleveland and Roetzel in the Spotlight, Convention Schedule Highlights

The 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) is officially under way in Cleveland. We are proud to share that our very own Matt Borges – Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party & the Ohio Delegation, as well as Roetzel’s Director of Government Affairs – has been instrumental in not only getting the RNC to Cleveland, but also facilitating efforts to host this major event. The RNC has garnered international attention and has economically benefited not only Cleveland, but the entire state. We will continue to provide updates on the RNC throughout the week. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Hoeffel.

About Matt Borges

Chairman Borges brings more than 20 years of political experience to the Ohio Republican Party. In addition to being a veteran participant and advisor to many successful political campaigns at the local, state, federal and national levels, he has built a strong political network throughout Ohio and the United States. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University…


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For your convenience, below is a summary of convention events each day:

  • Monday: The RNC Rules Committee meets to finalize convention rules.
  • Tuesday: A roll call of each state will take place as they announce their nomination for Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates; because Ohio Governor John Kasich won the Presidential Primary in Ohio, all Ohio delegates are expected to vote for him during the first round of state voting. However, Ohio’s delegates are allowed to vote for another Presidential Candidate in any subsequent rounds of voting. 
  • Wednesday: The Vice Presidential Candidate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, speaks at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: The likely Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump, closes out the convention with a speech beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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