Have a plan for this summer? How about Milwaukee in July?


By Marietta Benevento

Milwaukee doesn’t often appear on lists of extra-busy travel destinations, but 2020 promises to be the exception. With the Democratic National Convention taking place July 13 -16, the city expects to welcome something like 50,000 visitors – including candidates and their staffs, delegates, volunteers, members of the media, donors, and others gathering in town to attend 1,500 events in just four days.

The convention is a formal proceeding where delegates will vote on the Democratic Party platform, rules and, of course, the presidential and vice presidential nominees.  The platform vote will probably happen early in the week, and could be more interesting than usual this year, as the party sorts out priorities. During ensuing days, the candidates have their chance to present themselves not only to convention attendees but also to everyone in the world who is watching.

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