The state GOP is paring back plans for the in-person convention planned for July in Green Bay, going to a two-day format rather than the typical three.

Having already pushed back the convention two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the party is now dropping the usual Sunday morning portion of the event.

The prayer breakfast that’s usually part of the Sunday events is being moved to Saturday, July 11. The usual Saturday evening event hosted by county chairs is being moved to a luncheon. And the usual Saturday luncheon hosted by the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women will instead be a cocktail reception on the convention’s opening night.

According to an overview of the convention mailed to activists, there will be hospitality suites the night of July 10 in addition to the WFRW cocktail reception.

Party spokeswoman Alesha Gunther said the GOP was still working through the lineup of speakers as well as whether there will be any social distancing measures or other steps due to COVID-19.

“We are working through details leading up to our convention,” she said. “We’re confident we can have a productive convention and still observe safety precautions that are called for at that time.”

The moves come as the state Dem Party has moved to an all-virtual convention June 12

See a flyer sent to GOP activists on the convention here.

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