Adams and Nadler say NYC hosting 2024 DNC is best for Democrats
Saying New York is exactly what their party needs to retain the presidency, Mayor Eric Adams and Rep. Jerry Nadler teamed up in a closed-door press Saturday for the Big Apple to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention.
“The Democratic convention will get media everywhere it goes, but in New York it will get more media,” Nader, D-NY, said at a Midtown rally attended by about 100 labor leaders, politicians and other supporters.
“The Democratic National Committee, if it wants to maximize the odds of winning and supporting … jobs and labor organizations, it has to be New York.”
New York is the “safest big city” in America, Adams boasted, and the only logical place to host the convention.
“There’s something special about this city, and the DNC hosting this convention here would send the message that there’s something special about America,” Adams said.
Besides New York, Chicago and Atlanta are also being considered to host the convention.
While many close to him would expect President Joe Biden to be re-elected in 2024, the 80-year-old Democrat has yet to launch a campaign.
The Big Apple last hosted the DNC in 1992 when Bill Clinton secured the Democratic nominee before eventually being elected president.
If New York is chosen, Madison Square Garden would be the central site for the event, and the newly expanded Javits Center would host other gatherings.
In 2016, the city under then-mayor Bill de Blasio failed to bring the DNC to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
When asked how that offer compared to the city’s latest attempt to score the convention, Adams deflected the question and said, “We’re going to make it happen!”