FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Republican Party officials in Fort Wayne are working to raise $250,000 toward their efforts to secure next year's Indiana GOP convention for the city.
Allen County Republican chairman Steve Shine says that money would be spent to help cover hotel expenses for delegates and perhaps provide bus transportation to Fort Wayne for those living in distant parts of the state. Shine tells The News-Sentinel he's also looking to line up a nationally known entertainer for a possible event at the city's downtown baseball stadium.
Incoming state GOP chairman Tim Berry says he'll soon be looking at details about holding the convention in his hometown.
The Republican state convention has always been held in Indianapolis. Indiana Democrats held their state convention in Fort Wayne for the first time last year.
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