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Milwaukee Lands 2020 Democratic National Convention

The city famed for beer, cheese and baseball has won the bid for the 2020 DNC.

The event industry in Wisconsin will be ready to party, as the U.S. Democratic National Committee announced Monday that it will host its 2020 convention in Milwaukee. Conventions bring a landslide of events to their host cities every four years; the DNC’s 2020 event will run July 13–16, 2020, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Milwaukee's political moment has arrived.

The city will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, edging out two large and deep-pocketed rivals over a months-long campaign waged behind the scenes through phone calls, contract negotiations and quiet lobbying by some of the most powerful political figures in the country.

"This choice is a statement of our values, and I'm thrilled Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention," Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez said in statement Monday. "The Democratic Party is the party of working people, and Milwaukee is a city of working people."

Relying on Midwestern grit to overcome glitzier rivals, Milwaukee snagged the event over Houston and Miami.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett got the official call ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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