City, political leaders react to Milwaukee chosen as host for 2020 DNC
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett tweeted a photo of the moment he found out Milwaukee was selected.
This morning I received a call from DNC Chairman Tom Perez informing me that Milwaukee was selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee is a first-class city and we are ready to showcase it on one of the largest stages in the world. #DNC2020pic.twitter.com/8feZ3izmrY— Mayor Tom Barrett (@MayorOfMKE) March 11, 2019
Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tweeted, "Congrats to Milwaukee!" and followed it up with another tweet:
Who would have known that part of our legacy (building Fiserv Forum without a tax increase) would lead to the DNC picking Milwaukee for their convention? pic.twitter.com/jcuOtuUNcP— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) March 11, 2019
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".
DNC chose MKE— Milele A. Coggs (@alderwomancoggs) March 11, 2019
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.
Congrats to @MayorOfMKE @ChrisSAbele @AlexanderLasry great news on DNC Convention-MMAC proud to support your leadership in securing the bid! Good news for the “Green Party” $$$ for MKE pic.twitter.com/AfPTYwZzmF— TimSheehy_MMAC (@TimSheehy_MMAC) March 11, 2019