June 7, 1990 |
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.
June 16, 2004 |
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.
August 11, 2016
By Justin Raimondo Why are the rules of journalism being rewritten this election year? My local newspaper, the Press-Democrat in Sonoma County, Calif., is so clearly in the tank for Hillary Clinton that I no longer take pleasure in my morning read. Donald Trump's convention acceptance speech, for example, was covered on the front page with two stories: On the left a straight, albeit somewhat judgmental, account of the speech, and on the right a "fact check" that disputed every point made by the GOP nominee.
September 7, 2016 |
You don't know her name, but without Michelle Singer there might never have been a Democratic National Convention here. Or the bills might have gone unpaid, and the thousands of people at the convention might not have been able to live-stream or tweet the event. Singer, a longtime political fund-raiser who now works for Comcast Corp., was a central figure in Philadelphia's preparations to host the convention in late July. She was the unseen hand that did much to raise the $60 million needed to put on the show.
June 18, 1996 |
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.
September 28, 2007 |
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.
November 11, 2015 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have brought sweeping changes to the state's voting laws, panning the bill as "thinly veiled political gamesmanship. " Christie, a Republican running for president, previously criticized the legislation as an effort by the Democratic National Committee to increase voter fraud. "Ultimately, New Jersey taxpayers deserve better than to have their hard-earned tax dollars spent on thinly veiled political gamesmanship, and the state must ensure that every eligible citizen's vote counts and is not stolen by fraud," Christie wrote in his veto message.
September 19, 1998 |
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.
August 14, 1987 |
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.
March 4, 2015 |
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.