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From Palin to Trump, Larson’s Steady Hand Leads Another Convention
2008 convention veteran takes reins as CEO in Cleveland

Republican National Convention CEO Jeff Larson. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The last time Jeff Larson agreed to help with the Republican National Convention, he inherited a bankruptcy and ended up paying for Sarah Palin’s new wardrobe. He must have thought that was as hard as it gets in convention planning.

This year, Larson is back. He's the convention’s CEO and is forced to deal with some frustrated Republicans and donors inside the party who don’t want Donald Trump to be the GOP nominee and protesters outside the security perimeter who want to burn the whole thing to the ground.