Mayor Tom Barrett touted the City of Milwaukee, which will play host to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, in his address to the state Dem convention.

He gave a rollicking account of the efforts to bring the convention to the city, drawing laughs and applause from the crowd as he recalled a debate with other potential host cities. Barrett said the city of Miami was a top critic and argued that there wouldn’t be enough elites and donors in Wisconsin’s largest city.

“Good, keep going!” he recalled thinking of that argument.

Barrett also paid tribute to those in the room, who he labeled as the “true believers.”

“Democrats win elections because we understand that we embody the values that are important to Wisconsinites and Americans,” he said.

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