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Houston on the short list for the 2020 DNC

One in three shot at it.

Democratic Party officials have culled the list of potential host cities for the 2020 Democratic National Convention from eight to four, and Houston is still in the mix, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday.

The mayor kicked off Wednesday’s regular city council meeting with the announcement, noting that Milwaukee, Denver and the Miami area are the other remaining finalists. By the end of the meeting, however, he said he was told Denver had withdrawn its bid, leaving Houston as one of three finalists.

“Our chances have gotten exponentially better,” Turner said. “I’m excited about the proposal we submitted.”

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Turner said he also wants to bid on hosting the 2024 Republic National Convention when the time comes.

“It’s all about marketing and selling the city of Houston,” the mayor said.

See here, here, and here for the background. All three sites have their pros and cons, so it’s probably just a matter of how each bid gets sold to the city. I’m hopeful but not overly optimistic. As for the 2024 RNC, all I can say is that it better be a post-Trump Republican Party by then, or there’s no amount of marketing value that could make it worth the effort. The Trib has more.

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7 Comments

  1. “Turner said he also wants to bid on hosting the 2024 Republic National Convention when the time comes.”

    Good statement. Good position. So is he a racist for saying this? Lets here some comments.

  2. Manny Barrera says:

    No, he does not want the racist that was put there by the Russians in our community. I live here many who post here do not, but they claim they do and vote here.

    The Trump Party is about 95% white, the largest organization pandering to the white people.

  3. Jules says:

    Paul, are you saying all Republicans are racist? I would say that some are more concerned with crying about being called racist than racist statements, actions or policies.

    Trump is a racist and a white supremacist.

  4. David Fagan says:

    Here y’all go with the “R-word” again. There is a good movie called The Red Pill, go watch it.

  5. Jules says:

    David, are you saying “Republican “ is a bad word? Interesting take. Thanks for the movie suggestion, but no thanks.

  6. Manny Barrera says:

    Jules, David Hagan is Bill posing as someone else.

  7. David Fagan says:

    The movie is actually about feminism.