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Comparing DNC host cities: Milwaukee, Houston, and Miami

NOW: Comparing DNC host cities: Milwaukee, Houston, and Miami


MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Every four years the eyes of the political world turn to the convention floors at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but the speeches seen on TV are just a fraction of what goes on. 

Convention Week is a critical time for political parties to fire up their supporters, especially donors with deep pockets. 

That requires a host city to be able to offer hospitality and entertainment at a high level so the party can conduct business while keeping everyone happy. 

Miami offers seaside amenities with beaches and cruise ships as well as exotic venues like the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Houston boasts the largest hotel space, allowing plenty of banquet halls to be booked as well as a robust museum district. 

Closer to home, Milwaukee's lakeshore and waterways have plenty to show a good time, which may include private events at the Art Museum and cruises along the river and out on the lake. 

Beyond the lakefront, the Wisconsin Center and Potawatomi Casino can host larger events for the delegations from states like California or Texas. 

While the main event on the convention floor is a priority for the Democratic Party, all the things just mentioned are very seriously being considered in the decision-making process. 

An announcement on the host city is expected any day now. 

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