WI senators weigh in on Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

The DNC chose Milwaukee over Houston and Miami after deliberations lingered longer than party leaders or officials from the three finalist cities had expected.(Source: MGN Online)
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WASHINGTON BUREAU (WEAU) -- Now that next year's Democratic National Convention is coming to Milwaukee, the state's U.S. Senators are weighing in on the decision.

The convention is slated to take place from July 13 to July 16, 2020, and is expected to attract more than 50,000 visitors to Wisconsin's largest city.

WEAU's Washington bureau caught up with Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill.

She says choosing Milwaukee to host the national convention shows the importance the Midwest state will play in the 2020 election.

"We have new leadership in the state. We have a sort of blueprint of how you get there how you engage the citizenry in voting and I really hope that all my colleagues and friends who are running for the Democratic nomination spend a lot of time in Wisconsin learning those ideas," said Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Monday, Wisconsin's other senator - Republican Ron Johnson - said he was glad for the expected economic boost, but added:
"As voters in a key battleground state, Wisconsinites will also get a first-hand look at Democrats' extreme policies that would reverse the economic progress made under the Trump administration."