Pittsburgh’s Democratic leaders welcome Republican 2024 convention, but far-left wing disagrees

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald are very pleased that their city is on the short list for the 2024 Republican National Convention.

Salt Lake City, Nashville, and Milwaukee are the three other finalists.

Gainey and Fitzgerald, both Democrats, joined forces to recommend the city. Gainey, the city’s first black mayor, did so just as he took office on Jan. 3, citing the economic benefits to the city and the surrounding seven counties. In his letter of support to the Republican National Committee, Gainey said, “The Republican National Convention would assist in building upon these great sectors of our economy with a direct infusion of over $200 million into our local economy supporting Pittsburgh’s incredible local businesses.”.