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Supporters of President Trump are canvassing Ohio during the Republican National Convention, trying to rally support for November's election.

A viewer watching the Republican National Convention on Monday night could be forgiven for thinking that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were not the Democratic Party's presidential and vice presidential nominees but were leading a different ticket altogether.

"Biden, Harris and their socialist comrades will fundamentally change this nation," Trump campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle warned.

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The Jacksonville, Fla., component of the Republican National Convention has been canceled, President Trump announced on Thursday, as cases of the coronavirus continue to spike across that state.

"I looked at my team and I said the timing for this event is not right. It's just not right with what's been happening," Trump said at the daily coronavirus briefing.

The Republican Party announced Thursday morning that it is scaling back its upcoming nominating convention and will hold what party chair Ronna McDaniel is calling a "convention celebration" next month in Jacksonville, Fla.

Bowing to the realities of holding a mass gathering in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in Florida, which has seen a spike in new cases, attendance at the convention during its first few days, Aug. 24-26, will be limited to delegates only, which is a little more than 2,500 people.

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Eagles keyboardist and guitarist Joe Walsh says he's canceling his Cleveland concert this summer, which  he thought would be a nonpartisan event for veterans' families,  because it's a launch for the Republican National Convention.

Columbus-based Huntington Bank is buying the naming rights to the Cleveland Convention Center ahead of the Republican National Convention this summer for 8 million dollars.

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Ohio’s Governor John Kasich will take the stage at the Republican National Convention tonight to talk about a recovering economy. The governor famous for speaking off the cuff insists even the tightly structured Mitt Romney organization will be giving him some latitude. Reporting for Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Tampa. 

The rundown for tonight's Republican National Convention in Tampa puts Ohio's Governor in the prime-time spotlight. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has a preview.