Beachwood native Josh Mandel is expected to attend the Cuyahoga Valley Republicans' convention watch party Thursday night at the .
This event is one of nine convention watch parties listed on Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign website, and the only one in the Cleveland area.
The Cuyahoga Valley Republicans, a grassroots conservative organization based in Brecksville, voted to . The group has played integral roles in previous elections, said President Dom Sciria.
“We’re flattered and honored that they called on us,” Sciria said.
Thursday is the last night of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. Attendees at the Cuyahoga Valley Republican’s event are scheduled to be joined by Mandel, state treasurer and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and . And, Sciria said, guests can expect a message direct from someone on the floor of the convention. According to an email for the event, that person is expected to be Sen. Rob Portman.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end a little after 9 p.m., giving people time to get home and watch Romney’s speech on TV, Sciria said.
During the event, the convention will be live-streamed to the Community Center, and refreshments will be available. RSVPs are requested, not required, and attendance is free.