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DNC Members Vote To Reorder Dem Primary States

The New York Times reports: Upending decades of political tradition, members of the Democratic National Committee voted on Saturday to approve a sweeping overhaul of the Democratic primary process, a critical step in President Biden’s effort to transform the way the party picks its presidential nominees. For years, Democratic nominating contests have begun with the Iowa caucuses and the New …

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DNC To Vote Tomorrow On Reordering Primary States

The Hill reports: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is scheduled to vote Saturday on its Rules and Bylaws Committee’s recommendation to reorder the presidential primary calendar in 2024 amid concerns from some states about both the feasibility and desirability of the changes. In December, the rules panel approved waivers to five states to hold their presidential primaries before the first …

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DNC Votes To Make South Carolina First Primary State

The Associated Press reports: Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate. The Democratic National Committee’s rule-making arm made the move to strip Iowa from the position it …

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Democrats Celebrate Start Of Pride Month 2022

From the Democratic National Convention: Today marks the start of Pride month. This month, we celebrate love, self-expression, and the freedom to be one’s authentic self. The LGBTQ+ movement is full of remarkable, everyday people who had the courage to assert their freedom. From the first brick at Stonewall to marriage equality, the DNC honors the tremendous progress made to …

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RNC Edges DNC In 2021 Fundraising (But Just Barely)

The Hill reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) pulled in $158.6 million in 2021, narrowly edging out the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fundraising haul for the year. The DNC and its joint fundraising arm announced earlier on Monday that they had raised $10.7 million in December, bringing the committee’s annual total to more than $157 million. The DNC still ended …

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Harris Unveils $25M DNC Get Out The Vote Project

Axios reports: Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the Democratic National Committee will invest an additional $25 million to expand its voter access initiatives ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. According to the DNC, the $25 million investment will go to efforts aimed at registering millions of new voters, assembling a voter protection team to use the courts to …

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Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Launches Bid For MD Gov

NBC News reports: Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is running for governor of his home state of Maryland, where the outgoing Republican governor has proven immensely popular despite the state’s heavy Democratic tilt. Perez led the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and then served as labor secretary under President Barack Obama. He was elected to …

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DNC Honors Pulse Victims With Call For Gun Reform

Just in via press release: 5 years ago, 49 LGBTQ people, largely Black and Latinx, were killed in the deadliest attack on LGBTQ people in American history. The shooting is also the second-deadliest mass shooting in American history. In response, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Secretary Jason Rae and DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement: “Five …

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DNC Marks Pride Month: “There’s Still Work Ahead”

From the Democratic National Committee: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement in celebration of Pride Month. This Pride Month, we must not only recognize our roles as allies to the LGBTQ community but reassert our commitment to being advocates for equality. Just four months into his tenure, President Biden has strongly demonstrated …

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Biden Taps Jamie Harrison To Be Chairman Of DNC

Politico reports: President-elect Joe Biden is tapping former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to three people familiar with the decision, a major victory for state party heads and the powerful House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Harrison, a current associate chair and senior counselor at the DNC, will be charged with leading …

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New Obama Ad Urges Floridians To Vote Early [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Barack Obama is being tapped to gin up support for voting ahead of Election Day in Florida, putting the former president at the center of a new TV ad campaign kicking off in the nation’s biggest swing state. “It is going to be close and it could come down to a handful of voters just like you,” Obama …

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New DNC Ad Hits “Superspreader” Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic National Committee highlights Trump’s own coronavirus diagnosis in a new television ad as evidence of his mishandling of the pandemic — one of the sharpest attacks on the subject yet. “He was warned but ignored the evidence, holding rallies indoors, turning the White House into a superspreader and contracting the virus himself,” the narrator …

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Dems Continue To Beat GOP In Convention Viewership

This will make ratings-obsessed Glorious Leader very angry: Fox News’ coverage on the Republican National Conventions’s third night netted them another win over their cable news and broadcast competitors, though the overall audience across the major networks combined dipped sharply from night three of the DNC. While Fox News has ruled the roost in the ratings department over the first …

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Billy Porter Wins Raves For Protest Anthem At DNC

Variety reports: Following Michelle Obama is no easy task, but the duo of Billy Porter and Stephen Stills stepped up with a virtual performance of “For What It’s Worth” during the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. While Stills first wrote and sang the song — which is perhaps better known by its subtitle, “Stop, Hey, What’s That …

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Each State To Host Virtual Dem Convention Watch Party

The Washington Post reports: Former vice president Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announced Friday it would host virtual “watch parties” for the Democratic National Convention next week. Party conventions are typically raucous affairs, carefully planned and choreographed to energize voters and to kick off the final sprint toward Election Day. But the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for groups to …

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DNC Delegates Vote Against Legal Weed In Platform

The Huffington Post reports: Democratic National Committee delegates voted 105-60 against including marijuana legalization in the party platform on Monday. The draft version of the platform supports decriminalizing marijuana use and legalizing medical marijuana, adding that it should be left up to the states “to make their own decisions about recreational use.” The platform was unlikely to ever endorse full …

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Democrats Applaud “Historic Victory” On LGBTQ Rights

From the Democratic National Committee: Everyone deserves a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Today is a historic victory for the nation and for the LGBTQ+ community; a victory of dignity over discrimination, of love over hate, of equality over prejudice. But while we celebrate today, our fight is far from over. The Trump administration’s rollback just three days ago …

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Democrats Mark Start Of LGBTQ Pride Month: Amid This Pandemic And National Unrest, We All Need Joe Biden

From the Democratic National Committee: “This year’s LGBTQ Pride Month comes at a dark time for our country, and for many members of the LGBTQ community. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many Black Americans. The more than 100,000 Americans — disproportionately Blacks and Latinos — who have lost their lives in the fight …

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DNC To Discuss Options For Virtual 2020 Convention

Axios reports: Democrats are now acknowledging that the coronavirus may make it impossible to conduct the in-person convention in August that they’d envisioned, and they’re taking steps to allow virtual or socially distanced elements. The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets Tuesday to consider a resolution giving the convention team “maximum flexibility to plan a safe event that …

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Biden Outraised Trump Last Month With $46.7M Haul

Politico reports: Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March, his campaign announced Monday, notching his best fundraising month of the campaign — and besting President Donald Trump — as he took control of the Democratic primary. The fundraising, prompted by Biden’s strong win in South Carolina’s primary on the last day of February and a cascade of Super Tuesday victories, …

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