It was announced this week that the “blue wave” had landed in Milwaukee, which would be hosting the 2020 Democratic National Convention. It appears that the finalist cities also included Miami and Houston.
The convention will be held at the Fisherv Forum through July 13 and 16.
Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee Chairman, tweeted that he was “grateful for every finalist city for being a part of this process with us,” but that it’s now time to “get ready for 2020.”
Terrie Rizzo, the Florida Democratic Party Chair, in a press release this week, announced that “while we are disappointed that Miami was not chosen as the host city, we are excited for America to see our 2020 candidates take the stage in Milwaukee.” Rizzo added that Miami is however “currently in talks to host one of the first primary debates in Florida this summer.”
The state of Florida is a battleground state. And, although President Trump carried the state in the 2016 Presidential elections, Rizzo asserted that “it is essential for our candidates to be introduced to Florida voters as early as possible – and this is the best way to do that.” Rizzo then concluded that the party “will continue to encourage the DNC to make this early investment in Florida to help set-up our eventual nominee for success on day one.”
After the 2018 midterm elections, though the Democratic party did not see the results they hoped for, they did walk out of the election season with hold of the House. And, Democrats are hoping to translate that momentum in hopes of acquiring the Presidency in 2020.
With a wide variety of candidates throwing their hats into the race, former Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan hinted today that he believes President Donald Trump might not win reelection.
Ryan detailed that “the person who defines that race is going to win the race. If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it.”
So, as the election cycle inches closer, the eye of the storm will be on Florida to see which way the sunshine state votes.