LISTEN: Why Atlanta lost the race to host the 2024 DNC

Credit: Jim Vondruska/The New York Times

Credit: Jim Vondruska/The New York Times

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, AJC political insiders Greg Bluestein and Patricia Murphy explore the reasons why President Joe Biden chose to stage the Democratic National Convention in Chicago not Atlanta.

Plus, hear from Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens about the DNC’s decision and what he hopes to see in the 2024 convention. And catch insight from AJC columnist Bill Torpy, a Chicago native, on why the Windy City was always destined to win the bid.

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More coverage: Atlanta’s bid for the 2024 DNC

Atlanta’s bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention fell short, with party officials announcing that Chicago would host the convention. Here’s more about Atlanta’s unsucessful bid:

Atlanta loses bid for Democratic National Convention to Chicago

Podcast: Why Atlanta lost the race for the DNC

The difference? Labor unions sided with Chicago

Economic impact: Experts say loss is not a huge blow

Local reaction: Officials say they’re “disappointed” in Biden’s decision

Republican reaction: Why Georgia’s GOP held its fire

Things to know: Democrats pick Chicago for 2024