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North Central College’s dean interviewed on CBS 2 Chicago

Apr 14, 2023

Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed Chicago winning the bid to host Democratic National Convention in 2024

Chicago beat out New York and Atlanta to host the Democratic National Convention in 2024. The announcement came one week after Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson won the mayoral runoff, and 27 years after the last Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

The Windy City—named of course for its politics rather than its weather—will once again be the center of the national and even international stage. President Joe Biden called Chicago’s selection as host city of the 2024 Democratic National Convention a great choice.

Chicago is no stranger to hosting political conventions—the last in 1996, and perhaps the most infamous in 1968.

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, was interviewed by CBS 2 Chicago political investigator Dana Kozlov, where he discussed the timing of the announcement may be intentional, but unlikely to impact votes.

"I don't think good data that shows that moving a convention to a particular state is helpful in terms of ultimately winning the electoral vote," Caliendo said.

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