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Republicans react to announcement of Milwaukee being selected for 2020 DNC

NOW: Republicans react to announcement of Milwaukee being selected for 2020 DNC


MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The 2020 DNC in Milwaukee will have an impact on everyone in the region, regardless of party affiliation and that is something Republicans are praising. 

Thousands of people are set to arrive in Milwaukee in July 2020 and that will create an enormous economic impact for southeastern Wisconsin. 

Former Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, tweeted his congratulations to the city on being announced as host. Walker added that building Fiserv Forum without a tax increase was a part of his legacy. 

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson released a statement saying that he is glad that Milwaukee will get an economic boost, but also added that the DNC gives Wisconsinites a firsthand look at the Democrats' "extreme policies."

The Wisconsin GOP also reacted, saying it's fitting that the Democrats picked Milwaukee because they say no city has stronger ties to socialism than Milwaukee. They're referring to Milwaukee electing three socialist mayors in the early and mid 20th century. 

President Trump has not weighed in on Twitter yet, but senior adviser Kellyanne Conway reacted to the news saying that the Democrats are four years too late to visit Wisconsin, highlighting that then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did not visit Wisconsin in the 2016 campaign. 

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