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Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

The 2020 Republican National Convention is going to be in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Why it matters: "It's the perfect place for our party to re-nominate President Trump," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted.

  • Democrats held their convention in Charlotte in 2012 when they re-nominated Barack Obama on his way to re-election.

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Orgeon was in Iowa last weekend, his third trip of the year. He's rumored to be considering a potential presidential run in 2020.

  • Three governors have already been in Iowa. Montana's Steve Bullock, Colorado's John Hickenlooperand Washington state's Jay Inslee said last weekend they are considering 2020 runs, per CNN.

Bonus candidate: Former Attorney General Eric Holder is "seriously considering throwing his hat into the ring for a 2020 presidential bid," sources close to him told April Ryan, White House correspondent for Urban Radio Networks.

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President Biden speaks at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photo: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Democrats don't have the votes to raise corporate taxes, President Biden admitted at Thursday's CNN town hall in Baltimore, Maryland, where he went into detail on the state of negotiations concerning the massive reconciliation bill.

Why it matters: Democrats are still negotiating what will go into the bill. Divisions within the party have stalled the legislation for weeks.