Saying New York City is simply what their occasion must retain the presidency, Mayor Eric Adams and Rep. Jerry Nadler teamed up Saturday in a full-court press for the Big Apple to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention.
“The Democratic convention will get media wherever it goes, but in New York, it’ll get more media,” stated Nader, D-NY, throughout a Midtown rally attended by roughly 100 union leaders, pols and different supporters.
“The Democratic National Committee, if it wants to maximize the odds of winning, and to support … union jobs and organizations — it has to be New York.”
New York is the “safest big city” in America, Adams boasted, and the one logical spot to host the conference.
“There’s something special about this city, and the DNC holding this convention here would send a message that there’s something special about America,” Adams stated.
Besides New York, Chicago and Atlanta are additionally being thought-about to host the conference.
While many near him reportedly count on President Joe Biden to hunt re-election in 2024, the 80-year-old Democrat has but to kick off a marketing campaign.
The Big Apple final hosted the DNC in 1992 when Bill Clinton obtained the Democratic nominee earlier than finally being elected president.
If New York is chosen, Madison Square Garden can be the central website for the occasion, and the close by, newly expanded Javits Center would host different gatherings.
In 2016, the town underneath then-Mayor Bill de Blasio fell brief its bid to carry the DNC to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
When requested how that bid in comparison with the town’s newest try to attain the conference, Adams deflected the query and stated: “We are going to make it happen!”