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Marion McKeone: GOP bigwigs converge on Las Vegas event

It's always important, but the looming US presidential election and Hamas’s attacks on Israel have given this year’s Republican Jewish Coalition’s leadership summit a special relevance

Attendees listen to the national anthems of the US and Israel ahead at the Republican Jewish Coalition leadership summit at the Venetian Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Picture: Getty

The Republican Jewish Coalition’s (RJC) annual leadership summit takes place in Las Vegas this weekend as its organisers grapple with a last-minute upsurge in demand for tickets and scramble to beef up security arrangements around the event.

All eight contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination are in Vegas for the summit, along with more than two dozen prominent GOP Congressional leaders and governors. The RJC is the biggest Republican Jewish lobbying group in the ...