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It’s Chicago: 2024 Democratic National Convention to be held in the Windy City

“The Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion is return­ing to the Mid­west, a crit­i­cal Demo­c­ra­t­ic strong­hold: Illi­nois along with Wis­con­sin, Michi­gan, and Min­neso­ta – part of the ‘blue wall’ – were cru­cial to the 2020 vic­to­ry of Pres­i­dent Biden and Vice Pres­i­dent Har­ris and to Democ­rats’ suc­cess in the 2022 midterm elec­tions,” the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee said in a statement. 

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns as Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Embat­tled Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee Chair Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz has announced that she will resign from her post once the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion has con­clud­ed, the par­ty said in a state­ment today. Wasser­man Schultz, who also serves in the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, has been under fire for some time from par­ty lead­ers and activists unhap­py with […]

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2016 DNC primetime speaking lineup unveiled; Bernie Sanders gets Monday slot

In the wake of Don­ald Trump’s vice pres­i­den­tial selec­tion announce­ment, the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion Com­mit­tee (DNCC) has unveiled the speak­ing line­up for the 2016 DNC, which will take place in Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia, fol­low­ing the Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Cleve­land next week. “While Repub­li­can lead­er­ship con­tin­ues to run away from Don­ald Trump, and refuse to par­tic­i­pate in […]

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LIVE from Tacoma: Washington’s PLEO national delegates have been chosen

Good after­noon from Taco­ma. Today is the third day of the 2016 Wash­ing­ton State Demo­c­ra­t­ic Con­ven­tion, the last event in the state par­ty’s cau­cus and con­ven­tion cycle for this year. Com­mit­tee meet­ings and con­stituen­cy cau­cus­es were held on Fri­day along with the gala ban­quet; the gen­er­al ses­sion was held yes­ter­day along with the state leaders […]

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Kim Wyman and Pam Roach’s SB 5978 won’t guarantee a meaningful presidential primary

Editor’s Note: Yes­ter­day, I trav­eled down in Olympia to tes­ti­fy before the House Gov­ern­ment Com­mit­tee on SB 5978, Kim Wyman and Pam Roach’s bill to replace our state’s pres­i­den­tial straw poll with an expen­sive, mean­ing­less straw poll in the event the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty decides to use a cau­cus to allo­cate its del­e­gates to the 2016 […]

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Senate backs Kim Wyman’s irresponsible plan to alter Washington’s presidential primary

A bill that would auto­mat­i­cal­ly replace Wash­ing­ton’s 2016 pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry with a mean­ing­less, fan­tas­ti­cal­ly expen­sive pres­i­den­tial straw poll if the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty refus­es to begin using the pri­ma­ry to allo­cate its nation­al con­ven­tion del­e­gates passed the Sen­ate with ease yes­ter­day evening fol­low­ing a bewil­der­ing floor debate. By a vote of thir­­ty-six to twelve, the Senate […]

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Philadelphia selected as host city for 2016 Democratic National Convention

It’s offi­cial: the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty has a host city for its next qua­dren­ni­al meet­ing. Philadel­phia, the City of Broth­er­ly Love and Sis­ter­ly Affec­tion, will serve as the gath­er­ing place for the 2016 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion, which will be held the week of July 25th, 2016, fol­low­ing the Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion Cleve­land. (Typ­i­cal­ly, the par­ty that […]