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La Crosse Democratic chair happy to have national convention in Wisconsin



The state where the Republican Party was founded will host the Democratic National Convention next year. 

Democrats have chosen Milwaukee as the site for their nominating convention July 13-16, 2020 

Mike Smuksta, the La Crosse County Democratic Party Chair, hopes that having the convention in Wisconsin will help add to the momentum from last fall’s election when Tony Evers defeated Gov. Scott Walker.

Meanwhile, some Wisconsin Republicans, including Sen. Ron Johnson, think the Democratic Convention will help their party. 

They argue that when voters see what Democrats want to do, it will make them want to vote for Donald Trump instead.

Wisconsin Democrats are predicting that 50,000 people will come to Milwaukee next year for the convention. 

The Fiserv Forum was chosen to host the event, over locations in Houston and Miami. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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