(CNN) - Rep. Martin Heinrich, who is battling for a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico, joined other Senate candidates Thursday urging the Democratic Party to include the DREAM Act in its convention platform.
"This is the right time for this opportunity, because the convention only comes along every four years," Heinrich said on a conference call with reporters. "This is the right time, given the leadership the president has shown in recent months on the issue."
(CNN) - While President Barack Obama campaigns in the swing state of Iowa next week, Vice President Biden will stump in two other battleground states.
The Obama re-election campaign announced Wednesday that Biden will campaign Monday in North Carolina and Tuesday and Wednesday in Virginia. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney stumps by bus in those two states this weekend.
(CNN) – The Democratic National Convention says it’s launching its first ever official convention mobile app for smart phones to give what it says will be more ways for Americans to engage during the convention, which will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina the first week of September.
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.
Washington (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will play a prominent role at the Democratic convention in Charlotte by giving a major speech and placing President Barack Obama's name into nomination, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced on Tuesday.
The former president will give a primetime speech on Wednesday, September 5, in which he is expected to starkly lay out the differences in the economic policies of the two parties and describe why Obama is the best choice compared to presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, the aide said.
(CNN) - It's moving time. Both parties officially transitioned into to their respective convention arenas on Monday, a little more than a month before thousands flock to North Carolina and Florida to take part in their parties' largest gatherings.
The Democratic National Convention Committee received the key to the Time Warner Cable arena in Charlotte. The committee said the event marked the next "milestone" in its planning for the convention, scheduled for September 4-6.
(CNN) – Winners of a lottery Monday in North Carolina won't be expecting big checks–but assigned protest times at the Democratic National Convention in September.
The city of Charlotte held a live lottery for those wanting to demonstrate at the convention as a way to organize the more than 40 applications for permits.
(CNN) - New polls released Thursday indicate President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially tied in three battleground states for the presidential race.
The president holds a slight advantage over his Republican rival in Michigan and North Carolina while polling dead-even with Romney in New Hampshire, according to the new NBC-Marist surveys. All three states' results fall within the sampling error for their respective polls.
(CNN) – The woman at the center of one of the 21st century's most salacious political sex scandals said in an interview airing Friday she has no regrets about falling in love with a married presidential candidate.
Rielle Hunter, who carried out an affair with former Democratic Sen. John Edwards while acting as a campaign videographer, made the comments in an interview with ABC News.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's presidential campaign put four battleground states in its sights Friday, unveiling a targeted television ad campaign in Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia that spells out the GOP candidate's plan for his first 100 days in office.
The four-state buy marks the first time the Romney campaign has targeted ads to single states in the general election, and in each spot, local concerns are brought front and center.