City, political leaders react to Milwaukee chosen as host for 2020 DNC

NOW: City, political leaders react to Milwaukee chosen as host for 2020 DNC

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Local leaders are reacting to the news of Milwaukee being chosen as the host city for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett tweeted a photo of the moment he found out Milwaukee was selected.

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tweeted, "Congrats to Milwaukee!" and followed it up with another tweet:

Republican congressman Bryan Steil tweeted shortly after the announcement.

Meanwhile, Senator Tammy Baldwin posted a video expressing her excitement.

Senator Ron Johnson also released a statement:

"I'm glad Milwaukee will enjoy the economic boost from hosting the 2020 Democrat National Convention. As voters in a key battleground state, Wisconsinites will also get a first-hand look at Democrats' extreme policies that would reverse the economic progress made under the Trump administration. Understanding the risk of Democrat socialistic tendencies should provide motivation to re-elect Republicans up and down the ballot in November 2020."

Milwaukee alderwoman Milele Coggs tweeted, "DNC chose MKE".

The 2020 DNC will be held at Fiserv Forum. President Peter Feigin released the following statement:

“We’re thrilled that the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. This selection is the result of an incredible collective effort to progress Milwaukee’s revitalization and status as a premier global destination. The state-of-the-art venue will offer best-in-class hospitality, technology and accessibility for the thousands of visitors coming to our city, making for a seamless experience throughout the entire event. We thank the Democratic National Committee for recognizing that Fiserv Forum and Milwaukee will provide the ideal setting for the Democratic National Convention.”

The president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce also reacted to the news.

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