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Democrats Pick Philadelphia Over Brooklyn for 2016 Convention

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The decision comes despite a big push by Mayor de Blasio to host the convention. Columbus, Ohio, was also in the running.

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WNYC News

Police Union Opposes NYC's Bid for the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio accuses a local police union of "fear-mongering," after its leader publishes an open letter.

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Mayor and Political Leaders Court DNC in Brooklyn

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Political and business leaders welcome the Democratic National Committee to Brooklyn today in a bid to host the party's 2016 convention.

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It's A Free Country ®

NBA Owners Mostly for Romney, but Ballers All About Obama

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Owners of NBA teams may have given more money to Republican election efforts this year, but the players? That’s a very different story.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Democratic Party Better Late than Never - and the GOP - on Gay Marriage

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Democrats are once again proving that they lag behind their own voters.  But they are also demonstrating that they are still leagues ahead of the Republicans.

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Tampa and Charlotte Grapple with Cost of Hosting Conventions

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The populist strategy to make the GOP appear as the exclusive province of the one percent has also extended to how the Democrats plan to finance their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September.

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The Takeaway

The Political Ads of the 2012 Race

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"From the creator of 'I'm Running For Office for Pete's Sake' comes the story of two men trapped in the same body — Mitt versus Mitt." It sounds like a movie trailer, but it's really the latest political ad from the Democratic National Committee. The DNC is reportedly spending $22,000 to run the ad this week. Among the GOP presidential candidates, Rick Perry has already spent $2.8 million on advertising, Ron Paul has spent $2.1 million, Mitt Romney has spent $134,000, and Herman Cain has spent $78,900. But what kind of poll numbers does one TV spot really buy?

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Transportation Nation

Charlotte Gets Dems, Tampa Gets GOP

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Department of FWIW -- The 2012 Democratic National Convention goes to Charlotte NC, which voted under a Republican mayor to tax itself for a light rail system (it now has a Democratic Mayor).  The 2012 Republican National Convention goes to Tampa, which under a Democratic mayor was part of a county-wide vote to REJECT a transit tax.  Got all that?

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WNYC News

Monserrate Defends "Sí, Se Puede," DNC Says No You Can't

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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The Democratic National Committee wants former Queens state senator, Hiram Monserrate, to stop using Barack Obama's 2008 campaign logo. The DNC has asked Monserrate to cease using campaign material with a circular, striped image with the slogan 'Yes we ...

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The Takeaway

Virginia governor to head the DNC

Monday, January 05, 2009

Governor Tim Kaine will become chair of the Democratic National Committee when Howard Dean steps down later this month. Kaine's an energetic, gregarious leader who threw his support behind President-elect Obama. Anita Kumar, a staff writer for the Washington Post who covers Virginia state government joins The Takeaway to provide some insight into a local leader stepping up to the national stage.

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