Democratic National Convention


Wed August 29, 2012

As Political Conventions Take Over Primetime, Campaigns Head Online

A screen capture of an 'in-stream ad' for Mitt Romney on YouTube.
  • Nathan Heffel reporting for Morning Edition

As the Republican National Convention takes over prime time TV this week, and the Democratic National Convention starts next week, politics are clearly in the spotlight. Political campaigns are flooding broadcast television, but they’re also diving deeper into social media to find perspective voters.

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Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Delegate Views Don't Always Reflect Party As A Whole

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 3:57 pm

Ever wondered whether convention delegates hold political views that are more extreme than most members of their own parties? You could ask them.

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Mon August 27, 2012
It's All Politics

Former Gov. Charlie Crist Will Speak At Democratic Convention

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 11:52 am

Florida independent senate candidate Charlie Crist and his wife Carole, attend the Election Night Gathering 2010.
Gerardo Mora Getty Images

Republicans have their former Democratic star at their convention this week in Artur Davis — and now Democrats have their answer in Charlie Crist.

The former governor and former Republican will speak next week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the party confirmed this morning. "I'm very pleased, at least in a small way, to try to help the president," Crist told NPR.

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