Primary elections

Democrats pick Milwaukee for 2020 national convention

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2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The Democratic Party will hold its 2020 national convention in Milwaukee on July 13–16, the AP reports.

The big picture: Wisconsin is a key state for Democrats to win back after President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton there in 2016. The GOP will hold the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24–27.

2020 vision: "Hundred-year storm"?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks yesterday in Queens. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

"[T]he enthusiasm that propelled Democrats to a decisive takeover of the House in the midterms is still surging, driving crowd sizes and intensity typically seen in the days before the first caucuses and primaries, not a year ahead of them," the N.Y. Times' Sydney Ember reports from Iowa City.

Why it matters: Democratic voters are delighting in populist "calls to spurn big donors, the policies to fight wealth inequality and the promises of relief from college debt and steep medical bills."

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