Milwaukee is one of three cities still competing to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Mayor Tom Barrett says that while Houston and Miami Beach have a lot going for them, Milwaukee makes the most sense.
“I think that the Midwest remains a battleground area for both parties, and I think both parties are interested in making sure that they are not forgotten in the ramp up to the 2020 elections,” he says.
We are thrilled to be hosting the DNC site selection committee this week. Milwaukee has been preparing for many years and the opportunity is now. Wish us luck Milwaukee, as we showcase all the great things our city has to offer. #DNC2020 pic.twitter.com/2nXwEm9qf6
— Tom Barrett (@Barrett4MKE) August 28, 2018
Another thing going for Milwaukee, Barrett adds, is the fact that it’s familiar with hosting major events and festivals, though it’s never hosted a major party's political convention.
A decision is not expected until after the New Year.