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June 7, 1990 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he was 14 and a "snot-nosed kid" as he recalls, Will Robinson was stumping in Delaware County for former U.S. Rep. Robert W. Edgar, a Democrat. Now, as campaign director of the Democratic National Committee, Robinson has moved way beyond the campaign phone banks and envelop-stuffing lines, but he still appreciates the political importance of Delaware County. Robinson, 31, returned to the county Tuesday to address the Haverford Township Democratic Committee and boost the candidacy of Allen Polsky, who is trying to unseat State Rep. Stephen F. Freind, a Republican.
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June 16, 2004 | By Keith Herbert INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marcel Groen, chief of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee for 10 years, has been elected to the party's national committee. Groen, 58, of Abington, was given a seat on the Democratic National Committee by members of the state Democratic Committee in early June. He is one of eight Pennsylvanians chosen to serve on the national committee. Montgomery County is the third-largest county in the state in population, and Groen said he ran for the seat because the county needed representation at the national level.
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June 18, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON TARVER
Vice President Gore addresses senior citizens and local Democratic leaders at the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades hall in Northeast Philadelphia. Gore, who was in town to attend a fund-raising dinner last night for the Democratic National Committee, delivered a harsh attack on Bob Dole. Dole's wife, Elizabeth, made a brief appearance in Jeffersonville, Montgomery County.
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March 4, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
IT'S NO SECRET that Philly is a foodie town, so I imagine plenty of our readers will be tuning in to Fox 29 tonight to catch Season 14 of "Hell's Kitchen," starring grueling gourmand Gordon Ramsay . Two Philly locals will compete among 18 others for a chance at a cash prize and to be given a top spot in one of Ramsay's kitchens. "When I met him, I was in awe," said Christine Hazel , 32, originally from Levittown but a transplant to Philly three years ago. Not long after relocating, Hazel took over as the chef adviser to Chickie's & Pete's locations in Philly and South Jersey.
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September 28, 2007 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Oct. 30 Philadelphia debate among the eight Democratic presidential candidates will take place at Drexel University. Philip Terranova, the university's vice president for university relations, made the announcement Friday morning. Such details as the availability of tickets were not immediately available. The debate, which has been officially sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, will be produced by NBC News and televised on MSNBC.  
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September 19, 1998 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Whenever he needed help - financial help, at least - President Clinton could always count on Philadelphia. In 1996, when Clinton was running for reelection, Mayor Rendell and other Philadelphia Democrats raised close to $3 million for him. A year ago, when the Democratic National Committee was short of cash, Clinton picked up another half-million on a visit to town. Now, with Democratic congressional candidates around the country fighting for their survival in the wake of the impeachment inquiry that Clinton faces in the House, the President is coming again.
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August 14, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Joan B. Kroc, the owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team, has given $1 million to the Democratic Party, the largest single donation ever. Kroc, a registered independent and an advocate of nuclear disarmament, said yesterday that the contribution was motivated by concern about the nation's direction during the Reagan administration. "I am turning to the Democratic Party for the positive, principled leadership we must have to restore America to its proper place as the foremost champion of peace and justice in the world," she said in a statement.
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April 19, 1992 | Associated Press
Following are the presidential preferences of delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions, as of Friday. Democratic super delegates - governors and members of Congress and the party's national committee - are included. DEMOCRATIC Bill Clinton 1,327.25 Paul Tsongas 529 Jerry Brown 271.25 Other 40. Uncommitted 531 Total 2,698.50 Needed to nominate 2,145.00 REPUBLICAN George Bush 963 Patrick Buchanan 54 Other 1. Uncommitted 7 Total 1,025 Needed to nominate 1,105 Fractions represent the votes of representatives from American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands and Democrats Abroad who are on the Democratic National Committee.
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April 13, 1989 | By Lee Bandy, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Democratic National Committee Chairman Ronald H. Brown, whose stated goal is to win back white Southern swing voters who defected during the last three presidential campaigns, appointed a senior staff yesterday that largely represents the party's liberal wing. The only white Southerner named is Texan Jack L. Martin, who will serve in a limited capacity as a part-time adviser. All the other senior staff members are veterans of the past campaigns of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, former Sen. Gary Hart and Jesse L. Jackson.
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March 4, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
IT'S NO SECRET that Philly is a foodie town, so I imagine plenty of our readers will be tuning in to Fox 29 tonight to catch Season 14 of "Hell's Kitchen," starring grueling gourmand Gordon Ramsay . Two Philly locals will compete among 18 others for a chance at a cash prize and to be given a top spot in one of Ramsay's kitchens. "When I met him, I was in awe," said Christine Hazel , 32, originally from Levittown but a transplant to Philly three years ago. Not long after relocating, Hazel took over as the chef adviser to Chickie's & Pete's locations in Philly and South Jersey.
NEWS
December 31, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than just Philadelphians have an interest in who will replace Mayor Nutter in City Hall in 2016. The Democratic National Committee has been asking about the coming mayor's race as well, according to U.S. Rep. Robert Brady (D., Pa.). Chiefly, the committee needed an assurance that the next mayor will want the Democrats to bring their 2016 convention here as badly as the current holder of the office does. Brady, as part of the city's latest sales pitch to the DNC, offered an unqualified yes. "I told them that anybody who wants to be mayor in this town has to come through me at least a little bit, and I've talked to every major potential candidate," he said Monday.
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November 19, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
THE FIVE-CITY competition to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention now shifts from cheerleading to check-cutting. Philadelphia should know in about two months whether the city wins the convention, a group of local legal, labor and corporate leaders were told yesterday in a closed-door meeting at City Hall. The job between now and then is to raise enough cash to look viable to the Democratic National Committee. Sources familiar with the meeting said a goal of raising $5 million by mid-January was set. Philadelphia hosted DNC officials in August in a two-day series of rah-rah events showcasing enthusiasm and capacity.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas and Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writers
In Philadelphia, any time is the right time for a cheesesteak - which is why, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, members of the committee deciding whether the city will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention found themselves at Pat's King of Steaks, eating wit or wit'out under the glare of television cameras. It's a political ritual usually reserved for candidates, but in this case, Frank Olivieri, owner of Pat's, ponied up the sandwiches for the greater good. "I think it's amazing for Philadelphia," said Olivieri, who believes the city will reap economic benefits if the Democrats choose it over rivals Birmingham, Ala.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Columbus, Ohio; and Phoenix, Ariz.
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June 7, 2013 | By Steve Peoples, Associated Press
BOSTON - Fearful of another surprise Republican victory, Democrats are pouring money into the Massachusetts Senate race to succeed John Kerry and dispatching President Obama to the state to rally party loyalists two weeks before the election. Republicans are watching closely to see if the contest tightens enough to justify spending big on TV ads to try to repeat the shocker of 2010 when the GOP unexpectedly seized a seat long in Democratic hands. Until now, the special election set for June 25 has garnered little attention inside Massachusetts after the marathon bombings, much less outside the state.
NEWS
January 4, 2010 | By CHRIS BRENNAN, brennac@phillynews.com 215-854-5973
PENNSYLVANIA'S race for the U.S. Senate already has attracted the national political microscope, and that attention is sure to spread to the primary and general elections for governor. As a result, the candidates seeking to replace Gov. Rendell may spend as much time talking about national issues like health-care reform, financial oversight for Wall Street and climate change as they will on statewide topics. Attorney General Tom Corbett, the front-runner in the GOP primary for governor, took the national plunge last week on health-care reform.
NEWS
September 28, 2007 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Oct. 30 Philadelphia debate among the eight Democratic presidential candidates will take place at Drexel University. Philip Terranova, the university's vice president for university relations, made the announcement Friday morning. Such details as the availability of tickets were not immediately available. The debate, which has been officially sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, will be produced by NBC News and televised on MSNBC.  
NEWS
September 2, 2007
A dispute between the Democratic National Committee and Florida Democrats shows how broken the presidential primary system has become. The DNC ordered the Florida Democratic Party to move back its planned Jan. 29 primary or lose the state's 210 delegates to next year's party convention in Denver. The action is intended to prevent Florida and other states from leapfrogging ahead of traditional early primary states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. If the Florida Democratic Party doesn't comply, it would turn the presidential primary in the nation's fourth-largest state into a meaningless "beauty contest.
NEWS
October 20, 2005 | By Jonah Goldberg
Things seem fairly bleak for the Republicans. Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been hobbled, at least temporarily, by an indictment. Karl Rove may soon be indicted. Bill Frist faces an investigation of his stock sales. George W. Bush isn't getting any credit for the successes in Iraq, and his nomination of a certain Supreme Court nominee has been troubled from the get-go. Republicans and conservatives are bickering as never before. The Merlot Man, however, is another story. You may know him as Howard Dean, chair of the Democratic National Committee.
NEWS
December 3, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Republicans and the Democrats broke fund-raising records this year, but for the first time since the mid-1970s, the Democratic National Committee raised more money than the Republican National Committee. The DNC reported yesterday that it raised $389.8 million from Jan. 1, 2003, to Nov. 22, 2004, compared with $385.3 million by the RNC. At least $23 million of the DNC's total comes from presidential nominee John Kerry's leftover primary money, while the RNC's total reflects $11.3 million that President Bush transferred to it from his primary campaign fund after the election.
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