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Milwaukee Still In The Running To Host 2020 Democratic National Convention

Former U.S. President Bill Clintonspeaks on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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.

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.

LaToya was a reporter with WUWM from 2006 to 2021.