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Milwaukee's The One For Democrats

The decision to hold the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin is a symbolic choice for a party that's been working to reverse its 2016 losses in the industrial Midwest.

It wasn't the biggest city in the mix. Or the most diverse. Or the flashiest. But in the end, the winner is — Milwaukee!

Democrats have chosen the city on Lake Michigan as the site of their nominating convention to be held in the summer of 2020. It beats out two other finalists — Houston and Miami. Each of those towns had much to entice the DNC:

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