Milwaukee chosen as finalist for 2020 DNC Convention

NOW: Milwaukee chosen as finalist for 2020 DNC Convention

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Wednesday morning, the Democratic National Committee named four finalists for the location of the 2020 DNC Convention: Milwaukee, Denver, Houston and Miami Beach.

Right after the DNC’s announcement, Denver withdrew their bid citing scheduling conflicts.

Alex Lasry, Chairman of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Bid Committee, released a statement saying the city is "very excited to be chosen as a finalist."

“Milwaukee is very excited to be chosen as a finalist for the Democratic National Convention in 2020. Milwaukee has everything the DNC needs to put on a great convention: a brand-new arena, co-located convention space, and plenty of hotel rooms. Milwaukee knows how to handle big events and we know how to put on a great party. There is no place that will be more affordable for delegates and has better weather in July than Milwaukee.”

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the announcement:

“I am pleased to hear Milwaukee is being considered as one of three finalists for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Our city is welcoming, affordable, and accessible. The DNC would have a significant economic impact on our city, and I look forward to going through the next stages of the selection process. We have put together a compelling proposal and think we have a good chance at being selected as the host city.”
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