Alderman Says Milwaukee Has Good Chance of Hosting DNC
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Alderman Says Milwaukee Has Good Chance of Hosting DNC


IN A ROW FOR A NATIONAL
TELEVISION AUDIENCE.>>I THINK OUR CHANCES ARE VERY
POSITIVE. VERY STRONG. TERRY: MILWAUKEE ALDERMAN BOB
BAUMAN SAYS IT’S NOT A DONE
DEAL. BUT HE TOLD US WHILE RIDING THE
HOP TODAY IT’S ALMOST A
CERTAINTY THAT THE DEMOCRATIC
NATIONAL CONVENTION WILL BE HELD
IN MILWAUKEE NEXT YEAR.>>IT’S BEING INDICATED THAT
IT’S OURS TO REJECT. TERRY: WHAT’S IN IT FOR
MILWAUKEE? PHILADELPHIA HOSTED IN 2016 AND
SAYS THEY GAINED MORE THAN A
$130 MILLION IN DIRECT SPENDING
WITH MORE THAN 50,000 DELEGATES
AND OTHER VISITORS. WE CHECKED WITH SOME OF
MILWAUKEE’S BEST KNOWN HOTELS TO
SEE IF THE DNC HAS BOOKED ANY
ROOMS FOR JULY OF NEXT YEAR. A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE PROCESS
SAYS ROOM OPTIONS ARE BEING
SECURED IN THE THREE FINALIST
CITIES: MILWAUKEE, MIAMI BEACH,
AND HOUSTON.>>THE UPPER MIDWEST IS
CERTAINLY HIGH IN THE PRIORITY
OF THE NATIONAL CANDIDATES TO
SECURE VICTORIES IN WISCONSIN,
MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA,
MINNESOTA. TERRY: BUCKS SENIOR VICE
PRESIDENT ALEX LASRY IS THE
CHAIR OF MILWAUKEE’S BID
COMMITTEE. AND HE ISSUED A STATEMENT TODAY
READING, “WE CONTINUE TO WORK
WITH THE DNC TO MAKE SURE WE
ANSWER ALL OF THEIR QUESTIONS
AND THAT WE PUT MILWAUKEE’S BEST
FOOT FORWARD. WE HOPE TO HEAR A FINAL DECISION
ON THEIR SELECTION IN THE NEXT
FEW WEEKS.”
BAUMAN SAYS THE COMMON COUNCIL
IS ON STANDBY FOR SOME FINANCIAL
VOTES.>>THE COMMON COUNCIL PRESIDENT
HAS NOTIFIED EVERY BODY THAT
THIS COULD LITERALLY BE COMING
DOWN ANY DAY. COULD BE YET THIS WEEK, ALMOST
CERTAINLY NEXT WEEK. PATRICK: WE HEARD FROM THE
ALDERMAN BUT DID ALEX LASRY GIVE
YOU A PERCENTAGE ON IT? TERRY: HE WOULD NOT PUT A
PERCENTAGE ON A PEN

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