Miami One Of Three Finalists To Host Democratic National Convention In 2020

Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber is hosting Democrats aboard a yacht in Lake Michigan tonight, as part of a push to bring the next Democratic National Convention to Miami.

Three cities are competing to host the event, which will be held July 13-16, 2020. Houston and Milwaukee are the other bidders.

Up to 30,000 hotel rooms may be needed, and Gelber has said that docked cruise ships could accommodate some guests.

Hosting could cost the city $70 million, which would need to be raised from donors. Philadelphia, the last host, spent $60 million (mostly paid by donors) and said the economic impact may have been $230 million.

Miami hosted three national party conventions in the past – 1972 for both Democrats and Republicans, and in 1968 for Republicans.

If Miami is selected, American Airlines Arena would likely serve as the convention floor. Other meetings would be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

I hope Miami gets it. I have been an independent all my life and have voted both for Republicans and Democrats, but this year and in 2020 I am voting blue down the line. I want Trump restrained at least or impeached at most. He is a sexist, racist, xenophobe, narcissist, liar, and the biggest fool the Electoral College elected in the modern era. I have never been to a convention but I will do my best to attend this one if Miami gets chosen.

Anonymous
3 years ago

BOOHOO!

Acere!
3 years ago

AMEN!

Gene
3 years ago

And so this is your reason for Miami to host the convention? Not what a great economic mivervit might be for the city…….
I don’t get it. I dislike Trump as well but it’s no reason to root for M to host the gathering.

Anonymous
3 years ago

We don’t need an excuse for BLM and Antifa destroying property and attacking cops.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Nah, your kind would rather see the KKK and Neo Nazis parading and goose stepping down the streets of Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Antifa, KKK, BLM, Neonazis and Vegans are all extremists!!!!!!!
??????????? GFT!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

And don’t forget to include the GLMA.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Comparing actual terrorist groups like KKK that killed THOUSANDS of innocent people in their heydey to BLM and “Antifa” is stupid.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It doesn’t make a difference to this Gay Trump Cheerleader because when he looks at a black man, he sees the bogeyman.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I can chew gum and walk at the same time Gene. I can root for Miami and hate Trump at the same time, and what the hell is a “mivervit”?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh cmon everyone knows what that is…. It’s another name for a “covfefe”.

Anonymous
3 years ago

LMAO!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

No one cares what you think. TRUMP 2020 baby. Let’s fucking go!!

Polo
3 years ago

Yeah, Putin’s bitch for 2020 !!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, and the Repubican Convention is going to be in Moscow! #PUTIN’S BITCH

Anonymous
3 years ago

Orange man won’t be on the ballot in 2020. GUARANTEED.

Anonymous
3 years ago

From your lips to God’s ears.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Trump 2020
20 Years for obstruction of justice
20 Years for Campaign Fraud.

Polo
3 years ago

I agree with you 100%.

Polo
3 years ago

Agree with you 100%!

Afi K. James
3 years ago

F*** Both political parties period #votethirdparty

Anonymous
3 years ago

You did very well when Obama was in the Oval office, didn’t you?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Same here. I am independent as well, and I usually vote Republican, but this year and 2020 it is ALL BLUE. If the Republicans cannot control Trump, then we need to elect people who can. Trump is not fit to be in government; he has created a reality tv show out of the White House, he is an embarrassment to the Republican party and our country.

Anonymous
3 years ago

When Trump was out there fishing for followers and the “Birther Movement” was created out of that, the Republican Party courted him like he was Juliet.

Like the old saying goes – Careful What You Wish For.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Miami is the best place to be

Anonymous
3 years ago

Specially when you compare us to Milwaukee but between us and Houston I would have to say that is a push. Two very compatible cities in many ways. Keeping fingers crossed, it would bring lots of money into the city that is for sure.

Anonymous
3 years ago

In mid July there is little chance of a hurricane hitting in Miami.

Polo
3 years ago

The peak for hurricanes in Miami is August, September, and October.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let’s pray for that Hurricane during the convention and the winds fly the Democrats to Cuba , where Obama gave economic power to the dictator and the human rights still absent!!!! Read the Miami herald today about artist protesting the new change to the constitution and the opresión they are under !!!!!!!
??‍♀️?‍♂️?‍♀️??‍♂️??‍♂️
GFT

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well, I did read in the Herald about the guy who fled back to Cuba and still got convicted in a Cuban court for murdering someone here in the USA.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amy Klobuchar 2020!!!
-From the Midwest rust belt, the region the democrats need to win back
-Strong relationship with the rural community and farmers (which democrats lost by huge margins in 2016)
-4th highest approved senator in the country (60% approval in Minnesota, a state where Hillary only won by 51%)
-Has co-sponsored the most bills passed into law (27) making her the most productive senator willing to work with both sides of the aisle
-She is a woman and 2020 will be 100th year anniversary of when women obtained the right to vote
-She has the “experience” Hillary had, but without all the negative baggage and controversies

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let me guess, you’re a woman?

Anonymous
3 years ago

No sir. I’m a man, originally from the Midwest, and I know how the people there think. They see east and west coast people as pompous and I’m hesitant to have a democratic candidate from NY/NJ or CA for this reason. Also I believe little girls should be able to see a woman in in the most powerful position in the world to know they have no limitations, because in all honesty right now they do and are NOT equal. Amy has all the qualifications for job and would bring democrats together because she is very like-able and soothing. It is very difficult to have a 60% approval rating in a purple state!

Anonymous
3 years ago

So you’re saying you Midwest Hokies are prejudiced towards people from the east and west coast?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I love when third world Latin illegal immigrants call Midwesterners “Hokies”

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wrong. I’m black, 62, and was born in Miami… now run along.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let me guess.. you’re a Grouch?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oscar the grouch.. Lol…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let me guess, you’re a pompous

Anonymous
3 years ago

You got me confused with your GFT boyfriend above.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So much hate… coming from. liberal ??☠️??????????
GFT

Anonymous
3 years ago

Since you hate liberals so much, why don’t you and one of your fellow conservative males who comment on this site and go on a “bomb an abortion clinic” date.

Anonymous
3 years ago

SGFT, or RGFT

Anonymous
3 years ago

Whoa guys, there is no reason to fight about this and use such hateful language. I was simply presenting my reasons why I feel Klobuchar would be the best candidate for the democratic party in 2020, uniting the feminists, rural working class whites, and progressives with her successful eleven years of experience serving Minnesota. If you are a Trump supporter, you obviously don’t agree with it, and that is OKAY, but no need to be nasty. That only reveals how miserable you are with your own life.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Nah… “Klobuchar,” name sounds too Russian to me.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I believe it is Croatian/Slovenian actually. But we dont choose our presidents based on how their name sounds or their genealogy. As the leader of the Senate Rules Committee, she has been spearheading a bipartisan bill that would require all ballots to be done on paper rather than electronically to prevent future hacking so she is one of the most pro-active anti-Russian senators out there.

Anonymous
3 years ago

LOL, no.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Obviously they should pick the city in a state that democrats look to win in 2020. Houston (Texas) makes no sense. Texas is still ruby red. Milwaukee and Miami are good picks.

suomynona
3 years ago

Wisconsin is generally blue.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

Yeah, but Houston is reliably blue.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Miami of all places would have a shortage of hotel rooms?
I looked it up and the last 3 conventions were held in Philadelphia, Charlotte, and Denver. How were they able to manage?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ya empeso el tiki tiki!

POLO
3 years ago

It will be great to have the Democratic Convention in Miami. I think it will be Mike Pence against…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

…whoever Biden chooses as his running mate.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Thé retard of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez…. the delusional socialist Du jour!!!!??✍?✍????????????????????????????
GFT

Anonymous
3 years ago

RGFT

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why should it be old man Biden over Klobuchar, who is the most productive senator currently in office and would bring in votes/representation from the Midwest???

Anonymous
3 years ago

…….mother.

Anonymous
3 years ago

If it is Mike Pence I will be thrilled because that will mean that Mr. Small Hands will be long gone!

Anonymous
3 years ago

If it’s Mike Pence, the LGBTQ community better really watch out.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yea I agree. I can deal with Pence. But Trump I cannot!!!!

Acere!
3 years ago

Cubans must be flipping out!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

With reason, becasuse a pendejo Democrat JFK we are stocked here and because a hueleculo socialista now the dictators have economic power and still no freedom….
hope the loco of Trump invade
Cuba,Venezuela y Nicaragua and turn those countries back to what they used to be,… but Democrats and liberals will stand In The middle or obstruct any action base on “ freedom of people to follow they destiny”

And also republicans have done nothing for Cuba !!!
So fuck then all!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

The reason you are ” stocked” here is because you never had the cojones and fight for a free Cuba. You prefer to live the good life in Miami and complain all the time.

Anonymous
3 years ago

He thinks because he’s Cuban, the world owes him something.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They should be flipping out, as Trump kisses a former KGB agent from the former Soviet Union.#PUTIN’s BITCH

Anonymous
3 years ago

Reporters: Hey Trump Jr., what did you and that Russian female
you had a meeting with, talk about?

Trump Jr: Nothing.. just cookies, ice cream, and butterflies.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

So is this the city of Miami or Miami Beach? I’m confused here. And what’s wrong with hosting it in our beautiful new convention center?

Anon
3 years ago

100% it will take place in the new Miami Beach Convention Center if they select Miami (Miami Beach).

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

Hope so!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

YESS!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Please no.

We don’t need our city locked down for weeks along with massive surveillance equipment being permanently erected.

marc
3 years ago

Permanently?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Um yeah, Miami is setup for events like this but has some people in it who don’t like or want events like this.

marc
3 years ago

Um ok

Anonymous
3 years ago

Remember the FTAA protests? You couldn’t move freely anywhere in downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Grow up.

Afi K. James
3 years ago

This is why i #walkedaway from both the #blue and the #red to become an independent libertarian.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Face it, you’re just another republican in sheep’s clothing.

Andres
3 years ago

Make America Great Again…. Keep America Great Again…. Trump 2020

Anonymous
3 years ago

Please, the only thing Trump will achieve is Dumbing Down America.

Anonymous
3 years ago

With a name like Andres do you really think Trump gives a damn about you? Even if you look white you will always be just another illegal in his eyes.

POLO
3 years ago

What Trump really mean is, “MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN”. However, he will not make it to 2020, and all you racist will go back to your caves never to be seen again.

Acere!
3 years ago

MAGA -My Attorney Got Arrested !! let’s hope the orange clown is next.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Miami likes Latinos, not Trump or whites!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Trump’s policies have made me close to $100K in investment gains, plus he’s lowering my income taxes and will soon lower my capital gains taxes. As a side benefit, he pisses off all the whiny snowflakes that don’t pay for jack anyhow.

GO TRUMP!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Good, that’s just means more money for Trump to take from you build his wall.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s money well spent. Better than paying for illegals.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Houston will get it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Really? I feel like Milwaukee would be the most obvious choice since Wisconsin is critical in the electoral college

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wisconsin?.. please. Only white people listen to the BS coming out of Madison.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

Yeah, Madison is barely even a regional city. It will always be in Chicago’s shadow…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Florida has way more electoral votes than Wisconsin. Wisconsin is more blue than Florida.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wisconsin is also way more racist than Florida.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh you’ll be surprised…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Latins in Miami are extremely racsist against white Americans.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s because they view Miami as not a city in the northern continent of America, they view Miami as a part of Latin South America.