Huckabee to Keynote NRA Convention in Pittsburgh

Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 01:36 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a potential Republican presidential contender, will be the keynote speaker for the National Rifle Association’s national convention this weekend in Pittsburgh. The meeting is expected to draw more than 65,000 people from all over the country, giving the Steel City an economic shot of adrenaline, WTAE-TV Channel 4 in Pittsburgh reported.

Mike Huckabee, NRA, convention, Pittsburgh"Pittsburgh is going to experience a great economic boom, and this is something we are very proud and happy to bring to the city,” said Rachel Parsons, an NRA spokeswoman. “Hotels are booked 20 miles outside of the city.”

With guests expected to spend more than $23 million in the city, restaurants and other area businesses are boosting the number staff on hand for the convention.

"It's a great problem to have, but we love it," said Mike Hamwey, of Lidia's in the Strip District. "A lot of my staff are NRA members. We always gear up for these big events."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved