LowT Gimenez comes short again, no DNC for Miami

Miami Herald:

Why Miami won’t be hosting the 2020 Democratic convention (and Milwaukee will)


Notes:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez selected Milwaukee on Monday as the site of the party’s 2020 presidential convention, choosing America’s heartland — and perhaps his heart — over the melting pot of Miami.

Rejecting a pitch based around South Florida’s waterfront views, diversity, deep-pocketed donors and experience in hosting major events, Perez chose to hold the party’s seminal event in the Midwest, where Donald Trump shocked Hillary Clinton in 2016 in a series of victories that came to symbolize the Democratic Party’s estrangement from middle America.

The choice was not unexpected: The people behind Miami’s pitch believed in the weeks leading into the announcement that if they were to be overlooked, it would likely be personal as much as political. That Perez married his wife in Milwaukee was a fact referenced often in Miami as the chairman waited, and waited, and waited to make a decision.

But it still stung some local politicians and donors who spent the last month hoping to mount a come-from-behind win. In an official press release Monday morning, the city of Miami Beach called Perez’s choice “a missed opportunity.”

Led by Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, the pitch included prime-time speeches at the AmericanAirlines Arena and meetings at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. Parties at Zoo Miami, fundraisers at Vizcaya and accommodations aboard cruise ships docked at Terminal Isle — a kitschy proffer in a region with an abundance of hotel rooms — were among the menu of options.

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