First on CNN: Biden to meet with DNC
January 22nd, 2013
11:04 AM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Biden to meet with DNC

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will appear at a private reception at the Democratic National Committee's meeting in Washington on Tuesday, according to two Democrats familiar with the event.

The unannounced reception will take place with party delegates after the DNC meeting concludes in the afternoon.
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Obama wants DNC chair to stay on the job
December 3rd, 2012
09:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama wants DNC chair to stay on the job

Washington (CNN) – Two senior Democratic Party officials tell CNN that President Barack Obama will ask Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to stay on for a second term as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

The DNC meets in Washington, D.C. on January 22, the day after the president's second inauguration, for its annual winter meetings. The top thing on the agenda at the gathering is to vote on the chair and other party officials for the next two years.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • President Obama
A political bet turns into bipartisan baldness
November 24th, 2012
12:37 PM ET
2 years ago

A political bet turns into bipartisan baldness

(CNN) – Two party rivals who often go head-to-head are now going bald-—together.

Top spokesmen for the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee agreed to shave their heads on live television Sunday in a show of bipartisan support for charity.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Fundraising • RNC
Despite Obama cash haul, GOP sees big month over Dems
September 21st, 2012
12:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Despite Obama cash haul, GOP sees big month over Dems

(CNN) – While President Barack Obama's campaign outraised Mitt Romney's team last month for the first time since April, records show the Republican National Committee still has an advantage over its Democratic counterpart.

The RNC took in a record $35.6 million in August, compared to $13.6 million for the Democratic National Committee, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Fundraising • RNC
Dems continue onslaught as Romney arrives in Tampa
August 28th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Dems continue onslaught as Romney arrives in Tampa

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Democrats continued blasting Mitt Romney, as well as other speakers at the Republican National Convention, on Tuesday as the Republican presidential candidate made his way to Tampa for his official nomination.

The Democratic National Committee spliced together clips of news reports on businesses closed by Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney headed in the 1990s. The video ends with a tough rebuke on a now-frequent attack line from Republicans: "Mitt Romney: You didn't build that, you destroyed it."
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Florida • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
Obama makes surprise visit to DNC
August 16th, 2012
12:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama makes surprise visit to DNC

(CNN) – President Barack Obama made the brief drive to the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington Thursday to thank staff members there for their work on his re-election effort.

Obama – who has no campaign events scheduled for Thursday – just finished a three-day swing through Iowa, where he hammered his Republican opponent Mitt Romney for everything from his stance on wind energy to his position on Medicare.
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Filed under: DNC • President Obama
DNC announces new bus tour to stalk Romney
August 9th, 2012
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

DNC announces new bus tour to stalk Romney

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee is rolling out another bus tour to trail Mitt Romney's own over the weekend through key battle ground states, harping on the Republican candidate's economic policies as throwing "the middle class under the bus."

The DNC tour will last for four days and make stops in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio between Friday and Monday starting in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET, according to their announcement.
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Filed under: DNC • Mitt Romney • RNC
August 4th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
2 years ago

RNC marks Obama's birthday with gag gifts

(CNN) - President Barack Obama hit the links for a Saturday round on the morning of his 51st birthday, while Republicans sent gag gifts his way.

"Happy birthday Mr. President," read a cake the Republican National Committee said was delivered on their behalf to the Democratic National Committee. "You didn't bake this," the frosted letters continued, a rift on the president's comment "you didn't build this" - a line on which Republicans have seized.
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Filed under: DNC • President Obama • RNC
First lady to North Carolinians: Volunteer your way to the convention
August 1st, 2012
05:13 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady to North Carolinians: Volunteer your way to the convention

Washington (CNN)– In an effort to motivate North Carolina's Obama supporters, the first lady announced a new initiative Wednesday designed to recruit volunteers for the president's campaign by rewarding them with tickets to his Democratic National Convention speech.

President Obama is to deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday, September 6 at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The home to the National Football League's Carolina Panthers can seat up to 73,778 and will be the largest venue to hold such an event in nearly 50 years, since John F. Kennedy made his acceptance speech at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1960.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Michelle Obama • North Carolina • President Obama
Both political parties begin coordinated ad efforts with the campaigns
July 26th, 2012
02:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Both political parties begin coordinated ad efforts with the campaigns

Washington (CNN) – For the first time during this campaign season both the Democratic and Republican National Committees have begun coordinated ad efforts with their respective presidential campaigns as the media war in battleground states intensifies, ad tracking information shows and representatives of both parties confirmed to CNN.

This means some of the money for the ad buys is coming from funds that are set aside by each party for coordination with its presidential nominee. This move is important because each presidential campaign can keep some of its money in the bank but still stay on the air for the month preceding the conventions by dipping into the party coffers. The Federal Election Commission has said each party committee can spend $21.6 million in coordinated efforts this campaign cycle.
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Filed under: Ads • DNC • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RNC
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