Have the Democrats finally realized the Midwest matters?
I guess the Democrats have learned something from failed Democrat presidential Hillary Clinton. Do not ignore Wisconsin!
The Democrat National Committee (DNC) finally decided on the city to host its 2020 convention: Milwaukee, WI.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a press conference will occur at 3PM CT. It will take place from July 13-16, 2020.
Charlotte, NC, will host the RNC convention from August 24-27, 2020.
Hillary captured a lot of heat for ignoring Wisconsin during the 2016 election. From The Wall Street Journal:
Wisconsin holds special meaning for Democrats after the 2016 election. President Trump stunned Hillary Clinton in the state, which hadn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984, and narrowly defeated Mrs. Clinton in the two other “Blue Wall” states of Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Following her defeat, party activists questioned Mrs. Clinton’s decision not to campaign in Wisconsin during the general election.
Recapturing those three states, and reconnecting with the blue-collar voters in the region who embraced the president, have been among the Democrats’ top challenges entering 2020.
Supporters of the site said holding the convention in Milwaukee would give the party a summertime megaphone to reach voters there.
Democrat Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a member of the convention bid committee, said that “[A] lot of people feel that we lost (in 2016) because this area had been ignored – whether it’s from a political standpoint or whether it’s from a governing standpoint.”
Barnes added that Democrats choosing Milwaukee shows that the party is “ready to reinvest in the Midwest, that the Midwest matters again.”
In August, a coalition of Midwestern senators from Minnesota to Indiana to Ohio signed on to a letter to the DNC calling for a Milwaukee selection.
“Democrats have not held a convention in the Midwest since 1996, and a Milwaukee convention would send a strong message to the nation that winning America’s heartland is a priority in the 2020 election cycle and beyond,” the group of senators wrote. “Wisconsin is a state with a deep progressive and Democratic history. It is an ideal place for our party to showcase our values, priorities and agenda in our commitment to fight for everyday Americans.”
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) March 11, 2019
The brand new Fiserv Forum will hold the convention. The DNC also “took into account a number of logistical considerations, including hotel accommodations, security, transportation and fundraising.”
As of right now, almost 20 people have decided to run for the Democrat nomination for president, but who knows how many will be around for the convention.
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