CLEVELAND — Four days, a sea of events and one presidential nominee later, the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland came to an official close Thursday night.
For attendees, the traditional dropping of the balloons meant it was time to celebrate their work over the past few days, time to cheer their nominee Donald Trump. Though some divisions clearly exist in the party over his nomination — specifically among some of Sen. Ted Cruz’s supporters — a healthy amount of the party came together to support the New York billionaire.
For the wonderful citizens of Cleveland, it meant the beginnings of a return to normalcy. After a week of their downtown area being dominated by politicians, media and law enforcement, streets and businesses will begin to reopen and life will return to a normal pace.
For law enforcement, it meant it’s time to pack up and go home after doing an incredible job protecting all the attendees and residents of the city, 99.9 percent of the time with a friendly smile on their faces.
And for media, such as myself, it meant it was time to pack up, catch a ride back to the hotel and sleep.
With all the stories though, some may have slipped between the cracks. If you’re looking to get caught up on what you missed at the Republican National Convention, scroll through the stories below. Consider this your one-stop shop to get caught up on everything RNC.
Major events during Republican National Convention
Important interviews with Arizona, Ohio leaders
Silly season at the convention
Go behind the scenes at the RNC
Deeper analysis on the Republican Convention
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