Houston City Council voted 15-1 to formally put in a bid to land the 2020 Democratic National Convention after being asked to do so by the Democratic Party.
The last time we hosted a DNC was 1928. That led to the construction of the Sam Houston Coliseum, which was eventually demolished to make room for the Hobby Center.
Houston was also host city for the 1992 Republican Convention at the Astrodome in which Pat Buchanan made his infamous ‘culture war’ speech.
Houston joins seven other cities, Atlanta, Birmingham, Denver, Miami Beach, Milwaukee, New York and San Francisco in competing for the coveted convention.
The DNC had previously sent out letters to a longer list of cities to gauge their interest in hosting the event. Birmingham and New York were considered as host cities in 2016, but were passed over for the eventual winner Charlotte.
The winning city will be announced in January 2019