MILWAUKEE (AP) —Wisconsin’s Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says Milwaukee hosting the Democratic National Convention next year will provide a “first-hand look at Democrats’ extreme policies.”

Johnson and fellow Republicans are also saying bringing the convention to Wisconsin could serve to motivate Republicans to re-elect President Donald Trump.

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday it was picking Milwaukee over Miami and Houston.

Johnson says Wisconsin Republicans will see the risk of “socialist tendencies” from Democrats.

Wisconsin Republican Party director Mark Jefferson says it’s “only fitting” that Democrats chose to come to Milwaukee over Miami and Houston because Milwaukee has elected three socialist mayors.

Jefferson says Wisconsin will “reap the economic benefits of a convention,” while Democrats show why they can’t be trusted to run the country.


Wisconsin’s top Democrats say choosing Milwaukee to host the national convention shows the importance the Midwest state will play in the 2020 election.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Monday that there is “no better place to showcase the Democratic Party’s vision for the future than in Wisconsin.”

The Democratic National Committee picked Milwaukee over Miami and Houston.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez calls the decision a “missed opportunity for our nation” that Miami wasn’t picked.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says “Milwaukee is a first-class city,” and it’s ready to show off “on one of the largest stages in the world.”

The convention is expected to attract more than 50,000 visitors in July 2020.