‘Gracious hosts’: Dem mayor rolls out the welcome mat for the RNC

The success of the first Republican primary debate this month hinges in part on the support of one Democrat: Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, the city’s first elected Black mayor.

Republicans have been on the attack for months against “crime-ridden” cities run by Democrats. But it’s kumbaya when it comes to putting on big events like this month’s debate and next year’s nominating convention.

“We’re going to be gracious hosts because that’s what you should be,” Johnson said in an interview with POLITICO. “We’re asking everyone to be on their best behavior.”