For all the stuffy ladies’ lunches, and high-dollar dinners featuring this or that Presidential contender, the world of political fund-raising is hardly a genteel place. Factions form, egos clash, turf battles erupt. By the time a nominee has emerged from the primary process, some of the deepest-pocketed donors—like their candidates—are barely on speaking terms.
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… for the Dems in 2008. Should we really be that surprised?
Full release after the jump.
- Matthew Schuerman
Denver to Host 2008 Democratic National Convention
Washington, DC – Citing the Denver host committee’s strong bid and growing Democratic gains in the Rocky Mountain West, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Read More
First, it was after the election. Then, it was “early December.” Now, with the revelation that a Denver union will not go along with the no-strike pledge, Howard Dean is saying that he will not make a decision on the location of the 2008 Democratic National Convention until after the holidays.
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While Mayor Bloomberg downplays the importance of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Sen. Chuck Schumer tells the Daily News editorial board he is “going to make a push” to get it for New York.
- Matthew Schuerman
While many Democratic activists and fund-raisers are in an almost celebratory mood at the prospect of taking one or both houses of Congress in next month’s election, the professionals charged with the behind-the-scenes mobilizing and deploying of the party’s vast voter database are troubled.
The problem lies, specifically, within the geeky subculture of Democratic get-out-the-vote Read More
LAURIE: I just returned from a preview of the Brides Against Breast Cancer (or BABC) Wedding Gown Sale, in which new and used bridal gowns have been donated, with the proceeds from their sale going to benefit Making Memories. I was invited to the preview because the publicist for the event had read Read More
John Spencer’s campaign has come up with the most inriguing conspiracy theory of the weekend: that K.T. McFarland, self-proclaimed Reagan Republican, is actually a tool of the left.
The evidence — a list of McFarland donors who have given money in the past to HIllary Clinton and other Democrats — has prompted the Spencer folks Read More
Contra DNC chairman Howard Dean, New York State Democratic Party chairman Denny Farrell seems to think the war in Iraq is winnable, a sharp-eyed Eve Kessler notes:
Denny, on Cheney’s speech at Fort Drum today: “…Americans are also looking for leadership and a plan for how we’re going to win this war — and Read More
At the end of this afternoon’s press conference, Freddy parted ways with Howard Dean, who’d just endorsed him as “the education candidate.” Freddy hopped into a black sedan; Howard descended the stairs at 86th and Broadway to catch a downtown 1 train.
After a brief scuffle with a disagreeable MetroCard machine and a cranky Read More
Here’s an idea that feels hard to resist: Both political parties hold their 2008 conventions in New Orleans, and announce their plans to do so jointly, right now.
“This would be a powerful vote of confidence for the city’s future. It would also indicate a serious bipartisan commitment to disaster recovery for the New Orleans/Gulf Read More