Chicago looking to host 2024 Democratic National Convention
Illinois Democrats are floating Chicago as a potential site for the 2024 Democratic National Convention, a bid that could bring back a marquee political event that last swung through town nearly three decades ago.
Gov. JB Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth are coordinating the potential effort to land their party’s convention, which could be the showcase for a potential re-election campaign by President Joe Biden.
Duckworth could have an influential voice in the process because she is a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
“Our city and state – a vibrant and diverse metropolis, thriving suburbs and strong rural communities – offer proof that our party’s policies deliver for American families, and a convention would provide a boost to the local economy,” said Tarrah Cooper Wright, a spokeswoman on behalf of the push.
“Given the potential for Chicago to be an ideal host, we have agreed to explore this possibility and will make a decision in the near future,” she said.
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