For 2016, Democrats hunt for a convention city
February 25th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
2 months ago

For 2016, Democrats hunt for a convention city

Washington (CNN) – As many as three dozen mayors from Atlanta to Sacramento received a letter earlier this month inquiring whether their cities were interested in hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

It was no small request.

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Will Democrats follow Republicans in primary and convention calendar changes?
January 27th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
3 months ago

Will Democrats follow Republicans in primary and convention calendar changes?

Washington (CNN) - Days after the Republican National Committee made dramatic changes to their next presidential primary calendar, their Democratic rivals say they're moving toward using the same timeline as they've done in the past.

The RNC voted nearly unanimously Friday to condense the 2016 presidential nominating calendar, and they took steps toward moving the date of the next Republican National Convention from late August to June, the earliest either party has held their convention in nearly 70 years.

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Democrats apologize for Russian ships in U.S. veterans tribute
September 12th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats apologize for Russian ships in U.S. veterans tribute

(CNN) - Democratic convention officials issued an apology Wednesday for showing an image of Russian warships during a presentation that honored U.S. veterans at the Democratic National Convention.

The photo came on screen during a tribute on the final night of the gathering last week, as Adm. John Nathman and other veterans spoke on stage. The Navy Times first reported the apology.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democratic National Convention • Military • Russia
Dems get boost as both parties seek to leverage conventions
September 11th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Dems get boost as both parties seek to leverage conventions

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - For Democrats who gathered at their convention in the swing state of North Carolina, the high glitz extravaganza watched by millions on television was a partisan infomercial that has paid off, for the moment, in energizing their voters.

For Republicans who convened in the battleground state of Florida, the impact on the party faithful of their event has waned.

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Poll: Clinton outshines Obama?
September 11th, 2012
08:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Clinton outshines Obama?

(CNN) - Is former President Bill Clinton overshadowing the current president?

According to a new poll, more people say that the former president's speech was the highlight from last week's Democratic convention rather than the acceptance address given by President Barack Obama.
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CNN Poll: Obama up six points over Romney
September 10th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama up six points over Romney

(CNN) – A new survey indicates President Barack Obama moved up four points following the Democratic National Convention last week, and now has a six point advantage over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll (PDF) released Monday, 52% of likely voters nationwide back the president, compared to 46% for Romney. Just before the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama was tied with Romney 48%-48%.
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September 10th, 2012
10:21 AM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: DNC chair details platform change

(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explains why convention delegates revised their official platform last week.

READ MORE: Convention floor chaos: Democrats alter platform, disagree

Poll: Obama expands advantage over Romney
September 9th, 2012
08:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama expands advantage over Romney

(CNN) - Three days after the Democratic convention wrapped up, President Barack Obama opened up his largest margin over Mitt Romney since early July in Gallup's daily tracking poll.

According to the poll released Sunday, Obama has 49% among registered voters nationwide, while Romney has 44%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democratic National Convention • Polls • President Obama
Was free speech on mute during the conventions?
September 9th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Was free speech on mute during the conventions?

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Shane Brown squeezed through a gap between sections of a steel security fence 9 feet high, picked his way across a vacant lot infested with fire ants and climbed atop a rickety wooden platform. He stepped up and spoke into the microphone:

"God is a good, good God."

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Romney: Clinton speech helped ‘elevate’ Democratic convention
September 8th, 2012
07:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Clinton speech helped ‘elevate’ Democratic convention

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Saturday that former President Bill Clinton’s speech helped “elevate” the level of the Democratic National Convention.

“He did stand out in contrast with the other speakers,” said Romney in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. “I think he really did elevate the Democrat convention in a lot of ways and, frankly, the contrast may not have been as attractive as Barack Obama might have preferred if he were choosing who’d go before him and who’d go after him.”
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