RALEIGH — The North Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention will see a trio of likely Republican presidential candidates make their case to win the party’s nomination in 2024.
The party announced on Monday that former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence have all confirmed that they will appear during the three-day gathering of state Republicans.
The convention, which is taking place in Greensboro, is expected to be the first event in which both Trump and DeSantis appear in person.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Governor DeSantis for the 2023 NCGOP State Convention in Greensboro, joining Republican leaders from across the state to lay the foundation for victory in 2024,” NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley said. “This remarkable line-up is a testament to the importance of North Carolina as a battleground state and strength of our Republican Party going into a critical election cycle.”
According to the party’s convention schedule, DeSantis will speak at a Friday night dinner. Pence is scheduled to speak during a Saturday luncheon event and Trump is that night’s headliner.
The party’s convention is will take place June 8-11 at the Koury Convention Center.