From the Morning Memo:

What a difference four years and the nominee coming from your home state can make.

In 2012, New York Republicans at the national party convention in Tampa stayed 40 minutes from the convention arena, far from the action downtown.

This year, with New York City native Donald Trump about to be formally nominated for president, the New York GOP delegation is literally front and center.

The delegation has been given home state status here in Cleveland — honors usually afforded a swing state or the home of a presidential nominee, something New York hasn’t produced in more than a generation.

The delegation hotel in garrisoned downtown Cleveland is just around the corner from Quicken Loans Arena.

New York Republicans,meanwhile, will get an early start on prominent speakers at their breakfast this morning. The GOP delegation will hear from Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, and Sen. Bob Corker.

Both men were mentioned as possible running mates for Trump, with Gingrich reaching the final stages of the process before Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was ultimately chosen.

The state GOP delegation is also due to hear from economist and CNBC host Larry Kudlow, frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for U.S. Senate in both New York and Connecticut.