On Thursday, August 30th, Republicans throughout the region will gather as the Hamilton County Republican Party hosts their Convention Party & Campaign Season Kick-Off Event from 5:30pm to 11:00pm at the Ritz Charles in Carmel (12156 N Meridian Street, Carmel). This event, the first of its kind held in the area, will feature speeches from the RNC including Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, video messages from prominent Hoosier Republicans who are in Florida for the convention, and special guests who will be appearing in person. The event will be emceed by political columnist and blogger Abdul-Hakim Shabazz.
Special guests expected at the event include State Representative Jerry Torr, Republican State Representative Candidate Steve Braun, State Senator Scott Schneider, and Indiana Treasurer and Republican Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock. Video messages from 5th Congressional District Republican Candidate Susan Brooks, Indiana State Republican Chairman Eric Holcomb and Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman from the Convention in Tampa Bay will also be shown.
The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in volunteering or learning about the various ways they can volunteer for the Republican Party are invited to attend from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Various convention speeches and speeches from special guests will be shown from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, and Governor Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech will be shown live during the 10:00pm hour.