Milwaukee Leads Bids To Host 2020 Dem Convention

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

In the next few weeks, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is expected to select the city that will host the party’s 2020 national convention. And, according to Washington, D.C.-based Politico, Milwaukee appears to be the odds on favorite to snag the event over rivals Houston and Miami Beach. Florida.

But Milwaukee officials aren’t about to celebrate prematurely. In fact, there was official silence Saturday, as Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett declined to comment on the report. And it’s not hard to figure out why.

The competition is far from over with the three cities all in play to host the Democratic Convention July 13-16, 2020. And Houston, especially, remains a formidable competitor, with ample hotel and convention space, plenty of local donors to help in fundraising and a track record of hosting big events.

Heavily weighing in Milwaukee’s favor is the need for Dems to improve on 2016’s dismal performance in the Midwest.

The 2020 Republican convention will be held Aug. 24-27 in Charlotte, which also hosted the 2012 Dem convention.