WAUKESHA, Wis. — A lot of excitement among the GOP for Republican National Convention on day one. Even though some Wisconsin RNC delegates have to watch from home, they still are finding ways to participate.
“A bit surreal, we are really sorry to not be able to go there. But the mission is still here in Wisconsin,” said Terry Dittrich, an alternative Wisconsin RNC Delegate and chair of the Republican Party of Waukesha County.
In Waukesha County, the Trump campaign hosted a panel discussion with party members. The panel included former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, State Representative Janel Brandtjen and Milwaukee GOP Vice Chair Chris Lawrence.
“A lot of our grassroot supporters are here this week and want to be involved in their local campaign efforts,” said Dittrich.
There are about six Wisconsin RNC Delegates who were allowed to attend the convention in-person including Wisconsin GOP Party Chair Andrew Hitt. He said it was exciting to see former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is also in Charlotte.
"We had a the great honor of having Governor Scott Walker with us for awhile. He not only nominated the Vice President but did the introduction,” said Hitt.
Hitt said what they continue to hear in North Carolina is how important Wisconsin is.
“So many people stressing and pressing upon us how critical our state is and they know the road to the White House runs through Wisconsin. We know it. We feel it, everyday,” said Hits.
The Trump campaign is planning a watch party each night of the RNC in different areas. Tuesday, they plan to be in Milwaukee.