First on CNN: 15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic Convention
April 22nd, 2014
11:28 AM ET
1 day ago

First on CNN: 15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic Convention

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more.

The Democratic National Committee's official request for proposal or "RFP" was sent to cities late Monday and they are required to submit their bids to host the convention by June 6.
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Cruz blazing '16 path from Iowa to N.H.
March 18th, 2014
03:30 PM ET
1 month ago

Cruz blazing '16 path from Iowa to N.H.

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz will headline a second fundraiser in New Hampshire when he visits the final week of April, as the Texas Republican continues to flirt with a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Cruz will be the featured guest at a $500-a-plate fundraiser for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, a conservative organization that, among other things, is working to try and defeat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in November.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
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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A bright spot for Christie, RGA fundraising
February 11th, 2014
05:09 AM ET
2 months ago

A bright spot for Christie, RGA fundraising

Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie raised $1.5 million during a fundraising swing through Texas last week, the Republican Governors Association announced early Tuesday morning, hours before the embattled governor was scheduled to headline more events in Illinois.

Moreover, the RGA raised $6 million in January, said spokeswoman Gail Gitcho, who added that this was done with "the help of Chairman Christie and all of our Republican governors.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Fundraising • RGA
Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention
February 10th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
2 months ago

Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) – Representatives from eight cities met with GOP officials Monday in the nation’s capital to talk specifics about what it would take to host the Republican National Convention in 2016.

While the meeting was not a required step in the RNC’s selection process, it provides a look at which cities are seriously considering bidding on the convention where Republicans will choose the party’s next presidential nominee.

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Once snubbed, Christie to appear at major conservative conference
February 2nd, 2014
09:22 PM ET
3 months ago

Once snubbed, Christie to appear at major conservative conference

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will appear next month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of grassroots activists, multiple sources tell CNN.

Christie was not invited to the meeting last year, sparking a war of words between the governor and the American Conservative Union, which organizes the conference. The ACU criticized Christie for not being conservative enough to address the gathering.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • CPAC
Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia
September 25th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
7 months ago

Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney is headlining a fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli Wednesday in McLean, Virginia.

Cuccinelli, the Commonwealth's attorney general, is the Republican nominee in this November's Virginia gubernatorial election.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Mitt Romney • Virginia
DNC approves Filner resignation resolution
August 23rd, 2013
02:07 PM ET
8 months ago

DNC approves Filner resignation resolution

Updated at 7:01 p.m. ET on 8/23

Washington (CNN) - National Democrats voted unanimously Friday to approve a resolution urging San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, hours before the embattled lawmaker announced he was stepping down from his office under a crush of sexual harassment allegations.

Meeting in Arizona for its summer meeting, the Democratic National Committee addressed the resolution in an afternoon session. The resolution, a draft copy of which was obtained by CNN, called on their fellow Democrat to "face the consequences of his actions, sparing his constituents the embarrassment and expense of a recall election."
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Filed under: California • DNC
August 20th, 2013
04:42 PM ET
8 months ago

First on CNN: DNC to vote on resolution calling on Filner to resign

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee will vote on a resolution this week calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, ratcheting up pressure on the embattled Democrat who has been accused of sexually harassing multiple women.

Sixteen women have charged Filner of acting improperly and the mayor last month acknowledged having "failed to fully respect the women who work for me and with me." He voluntarily entered a behavioral therapy program, but has refused to step down despite widespread calls for him to leave office.
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Filed under: California • DNC
On eve of New Hampshire visit, Cruz declines another political invite
August 20th, 2013
02:53 PM ET
8 months ago

On eve of New Hampshire visit, Cruz declines another political invite

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz will visit New Hampshire later this week to help the Republican Party raise money, but the Texas senator has declined an invitation to appear at an event this fall for a prominent Granite State social conservative organization.

Cornerstone Action had asked Cruz in May to speak at the organization's annual fundraising dinner, and praised him for his positions on social issues and education. But Cruz's office informed Cornerstone Tuesday morning the senator would not be able to make it because of a scheduling conflict.
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
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