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The Young Republican national convention will be in Omaha and Lincoln in 2019.

More than 500 active young Republican leaders from across the nation are expected to attend the event.

"For the first time in several years, we will bring our national membership to a strong Republican state in the Heartland," Young Republican National Federation Chairman Jason Emert said.

Earlier this month, Emert announced his candidacy for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee.

Spencer Head, chairman of the Nebraska Federation of Young Republicans, said the national YR event presents "an amazing opportunity to highlight our great statewide leaders and Nebraska on the national political stage."

Nebraska was chosen as the host state at the fall meeting of the Young Republican national board in West Palm Beach, Florida, over the weekend.

Gov. Pete Ricketts and Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton will co-chair the host committee. Omaha has been designated as the host city.

"With Nebraska's values and Omaha's national reputation as one of the best cities for young professionals, our state is the perfect place to host the Young Republican national convention," Ricketts said.

The Young Republican organization is composed of members between the ages of 18 and 40.

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Don Walton, a Husker and Yankee fan, is a longtime Journal Star political and government reporter.

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