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After the DNC, What’s Next?

We're betting on Milwaukee's future, so should you.

By - Aug 21st, 2020 07:00 am
Urban Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee

The Democratic National Convention was supposed to bring 50,000 visitors and $200 million in spending to Milwaukee.

That didn’t happen, so what comes next for Milwaukee?

It would be easy to spend the next four years complaining about how the COVID-19 pandemic stole the city’s moment in the sun.

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Categories: Politics

3 thoughts on “After the DNC, What’s Next?”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    I think that the virtual convention went so well that Milwaukee should be in the running to host a hybrid virtual and press the flesh convention here in 2024. DNC Chairman Perez and his associates deserve praise for what they did from the Wisconsin Center to coordinate the event. The virtual roll call was far superior to the traditional roll calls from the floors of conventions past.

  2. Mark Nicolini says:

    From my perspective, a tremendous amount of disappointment that 50,000 visitors didn’t see what Milwaukee has to offer,

  3. frank a schneiger says:

    I think Thomas is absolutely right, and Milwaukee should try to get an early commitment from the Democrats for 2024 to hold the convention in Milwaukee, all assuming that there is a 2024, and there is a convention.

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