WASHINGTON — Despite speculation that Los Angeles is the First Family's first choice for the site of the 1988 GOP convention, Republican National Chairman Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. said Thursday that he has been assured that President Reagan is neutral on the issue.
He also said the convention will be held Aug. 15 to 18, after the Democratic convention, which is scheduled to begin July 18.
Fahrenkopf told reporters here after a meeting of the convention site selection committee that he had discussed the convention location with White House Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan and had been told that "the President had no preference."
The First Lady's views were not mentioned, Fahrenkopf said. Mrs. Reagan reportedly has an interest in Los Angeles as a convention site because it could mean a sentimental farewell for her husband.