In what can be seen as a direct slap in the face to Presidential loser Hillary Clinton, who refused to visit Wisconsin even once, the 2020 DNC convention will be held in the state President Trump won by surprise.
Madison.com reported that Milwaukee will host the Democratic National Convention in 2020, bringing hundreds of millions in tourism dollars to Wisconsin while showcasing its largest city and one of a few states likely to decide the presidency.
The Democratic National Committee announced the news Monday morning, and chairman Tom Perez is set to make a formal announcement in Milwaukee Monday afternoon. The Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal first reported the news early Monday.
NEW: The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be in Milwaukee, a DNC spokesperson confirms to me.
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) March 11, 2019
From Washington Free Beacon
The Democratic National Committee has apparently learned from the mistakes of its 2016 standard-bearer and will hold its 2020 national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Hillary Clinton famously made no trips to Wisconsin during the general election period while campaigning against Donald Trump. It wound up being one of several states carried twice by Barack Obama that went into Trump’s column as he won the presidency.
It marks the first time Milwaukee will play host for a major party’s political convention.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported it will be the DNC’s first convention in the midwest since Democrats re-nominated President Bill Clinton in Chicago, Illinois, in 1996. Democrats were battered in the region in 2016, with Clinton losing Iowa and Ohio by wide margins, as well as enduring narrow losses in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Democrats already have a wide field of 2020 candidates and the group could still grow, with popular figures like former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas) strongly considering campaigns.