After with the Georgia Primary Runoff elections out of the way and presidential candidate Joe Biden’s announcement of Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick on the table, the country will now look to the Democratic National Convention which takes place Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
And Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been confirmed to close out the last night of the convention.
Bottoms’s name had been floated around as a potential running mate for Biden since her endorsement of the former vice president early on the campaign trail. In recent months, that speculation continued to grow.
Throughout the campaign, Bottoms told the media that she was honored to be mentioned as a potential VP candidate, but said regardless of what happened, she will continue to support Biden’s campaign.
After the announcement, she took to Twitter to congratulate Harris.
“Congratulations to @kamalaharris and @JoeBiden on a fantasic and historic ticket. Now, let’s go win!”
Scheduled to precede Bottoms the same day are Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Kamala Harris, and the Biden family.
Additional keynote speakers for the DNC include Michelle Obama (Monday), Dr. Jill Biden (Tuesday), former President Barack Obama (Wednesday), and former Vice President Joe Biden (Thursday) himself.
Held every presidential election year by the Democratic Party, the Democratic National Convention is an organized event where the party formally nominates the next president and vice presidential candidates for the general elections in November.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s convention will be primarily virtual in an effort to maintain social distancing. And Biden will accept his nomination remotely.
During the daytime hours of the convention, many caucuses and councils will be holding their meetings, which are also open to the public to view from home.
For anyone who would like to watch the Democratic National Convention visit https://www.demconvention.com/ for the schedule and access to the official live stream.