The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) has announced that Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson will be the Permanent Chair of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Congratulations to our very own Mississippi Congressman @BennieGThompson upon his appointment as chair of the 2020 Democratic National Convention! He will serve our Party well as we work hard towards huge Democratic wins in November! https://t.co/XgHvqvDh13
— MS Democratic Party (@msdemocrats) June 25, 2020
The 2020 Democratic National Convention, which has been described as “a convention geared to reach out to all Americans,” will be broadcasted live from Milwaukee for four nights beginning on August 17.
Thompson is the first ever elected official from Mississippi to preside over the Democratic National Convention. His job as permanent chair will be to moderate all official convention business.
The DNCC also announced that the party will officially nominate Vice President Joe Biden as the 2020 Democratic nominee.
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