Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced Friday that Hartford was not chosen as one of the four cities to host a presidential or vice presidential debate in 2020.
Hartford was one of six entities, and the only municipality, in contention to host one of the three presidential and one vice presidential debate in 2020.
“We put forward a strong proposal to bring a presidential debate to the Capital City, and I want to thank the dozens of people who volunteered their time to do a significant amount of planning, preparation, and coordination over many months,” Bronin said. “In particular, I want to thank the outstanding teams at the The Bushnell and the Convention Center, as well as Mary Coursey, who led the Organizing Committee. Our business, educational, government, and civic leaders saw the value of bringing this event to Hartford, both in terms of economic development and to foster civic engagement, and strongly rallied behind our bid.”