MILWAUKEE — The 2020 Democratic National Convention is set for Milwaukee in July of next year, but nearly half of the United States' delegations have been placed in hotels in northern Illinois, as first reported by our partners at NBC 5 in Chicago.
The hotels closest to Fiserv Forum will go to the delegates who have been big names in the Democratic race and those from swing states including Wisconsin.
Joe Biden (Del.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Corey Booker (N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) will stay closest to the arena. Pete Buttigieg of Indiana will stay in Wauwatosa.
Just in. DNC spox @BrandonBG_ on delegations staying in Illinois for 2020 DNC in MKE: “We see this as a regional Convention designed to engage with communities that will be critical in taking back the White House.” https://t.co/ujSmaIZt1W— Charles Benson (@CharlesBenson4) August 22, 2019
The 2020 Democratic National Convention was awarded to Milwaukee in the battleground state of Wisconsin in early 2019 in an attempt to win the swing state.
Swing state delegates from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida and Colorado will stay in hotels in Lake County and Rosemont, Illinois.
Delegates will stay in Milwaukee's western suburbs, but there is no report of hotels being selected in Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee or Sheboygan counties.
A complete list of hotel assignments:
District of Columbia