Chicago has been chosen as the host city for the 2024 Democratic National Convention, beating out New York and Atlanta. This decision comes after three state Democratic Party chairs united to push for Chicago's bid, citing a record number of Democrats elected to Illinois' General Assembly, Judge Janet Protasiewicz's state Supreme Court win in Wisconsin, and Michigan's earlier downvote of a decades-old abortion ban.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker expressed enthusiasm about hosting the convention in Chicago following Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s recent victory. Activists aligned with Johnson have called off a protest against the City Council after veteran members agreed to meet with new members about how rules have been changed to organize committees.
IOP Director Setti Warren questioned Pritzker about any presidential election news he could share. The governor responded by confirming that President Joe Biden intends on running for re-election in 2024.
The race for the Democratic nomination is expected to be competitive; Marianne Williamson—a long-shot candidate—has announced her intention to seek nomination alongside potential candidates like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Meanwhile, Republicans have also declared their interest: Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy and Asa Hutchinson are set on pursuing their party’s 2024 presidential nomination.
President Biden communicated his congratulations over phone call with Governor J.B.Pritzker regarding Chicago being selected as the location for the DNC event before departing on a trip to Northern Ireland. Scheduled between August 19-22 at United Center arena complex in downtown Chicago—the convention will attract visitors from across America while showcasing its vibrant history and culture.
This marks an exciting opportunity for both parties since Milwaukee was previously confirmed as host city for Republican's national convention scheduled next year as well but had limited participation during last year due Covid pandemic making it virtually held event .