Posts Tagged ‘DNC’

Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 8th:

Edwards didn't rule out running for VP a second time.

  • Edwards Would ’Seriously Consider’ VP Offer – John Edwards said Tuesday that if he were asked to accept the vice presidential slot or a cabinet position in a potential Barack Obama administration, he would “seriously consider” whatever the Illinois senator asked him to do.
  • John McCain’s “Love” Doubles As Obama Attack – John McCain may be the supportive subject of this new campaign ad, called “Love,” but Barack Obama definitely provides the thrust of the message. Or, rather, takes the brunt of the message.
  • Hagee’s Revenge? Videos Of Controversial Pastor Removed From YouTube – Late last week, with no prior notification, lawyers for the controversial evangelist John Hagee had a series of videos concerning the pastor removed from YouTube. The clips spanned from the contentious to the mundane; some included footage lifted from ser
  • Barack Obama And Family Chat With Maria Menounos – In an Access Hollywood exclusive interview, Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, along with daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7 open up about rules, what it is like for friends to meet dad, communicating on the trail, potential plans for moving into t
  • Obama’s Shift To Mile High Stadium May Limit Networks – Senator Barack Obama will accept his party’s nomination in a Denver football stadium that seats more than 75,000 people, campaign officials said Monday, a late change in plans intended to take advantage of the candidate’s ability to draw huge crowds.
  • Webb Quits Veepstakes; House GOP Conference Chair Predicts Losses; Problems for Arizona GOP Hopeful – US Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) removed himself from the Veepstakes race, after the Obama campaign search committee informed him last week he was one of the contenders. “Last week I communicated to Senator Obama and his presidential campaign my firm intention
  • He Loves Hats and We Love Him: Jason Mraz – In his new album, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, Jason Mraz has continued to refine his writing style from the cheerful guitar-driven pop of his first album. How can people NOT fall in love with a guy who writes such songs? I said it before and I’m

Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 6th from 01:20 to 02:00:

New York Times: Senator Barack Obama is drawing up plans for extensive advertising and voter-turnout drives across the nation, hoping to capitalize on his expected fund-raising advantage over Senator John McCain to force Republicans to compete in states they have not had to defend in decades.

With his decision to give up public financing and the spending limits that go with it, Mr. Obama has added several seasoned hands to his advertising team, a harbinger of a multifaceted television campaign that people inside and outside Obama headquarters said would grow well beyond its already large presence in 18 states. CONTINUE READING

AP: The Wisconsin Democratic Party is trying to strip a woman of her position as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. That’s after she told a newspaper she would vote for Republican Senator John McCain for president in November.

…When Clinton bowed out of the race last weekend, she urged her supporters to do all they can to elect Obama. But Bartoshevich told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Clinton was treated unfairly by the party and she has deep reservations about Obama’s experience, so she’ll vote for McCain.The report caused quite a stir at the state Democratic convention. The party members voted to ask the national party’s credentials committee to refuse to seat her at the convention.

Politico: In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee — and a departure from tradition — large parts of the committee’s operations are relocating to Chicago to be fully integrated with the Obama campaign.

The DNC’s political department, housed in Washington, D.C., will be dramatically rebuilt, with staffers offered a choice of moving to Chicago, joining state operations, or staying in Washington, DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney said.

But the power will clearly be shifting to a centralized Chicago hub.

The DNC’s key role in coordinating political operations with state parties is expected to largely be taken over and overseen by Obama’s senior staff in Chicago, state party officials said.

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Democratic Convention Watch: Senator Barack Obama today appointed Matthew Nugen, the campaign’s political director, to serve as his designee to the Democratic National Convention Committee. Nugen will arrive in Denver on Monday to begin working with DNCC staff and the Host Committee.

As the campaign’s political director, Nugen served as chief liaison to elected officials, labor groups, and political leaders over the course of the16-month primary. In his new role, he will be responsible for coordinating convention operations for Senator Obama, our Party’s presumptive nominee.

Obama wins nomination, CNN projects

CNN: Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president, according to CNN estimates, making him the first African-American in U.S. history to lead a major-party ticket.

MSNBC: Projects Clinton victory in South Dakota, Obama wins Montana.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Hillary wants to meet face-to-face with Obama to discuss what’s next.

MSNBC’s Tim Russert: According to sources close to Bill Clinton, Hillary wants to be on the ticket.

Politico: John McCain portrayed her as a trailblazing model for aspring female politicians yesterday and now one of his top surrogates and vice-presidential prospects is taking the next natural step and promising that they’ll compete for Hillary Clinton’s supporters.

“I think many of those voters are going to consider and support Senator McCain,” said Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty in an afternoon conference calldesigned to prebut Obama’s speech tonight in St. Paul.

Pawlenty even compared the two senators, saying they shared important traits of experience and tenacity.

“They see and saw in Senator Clinton somebody they value experience in and, in many cases — in terms of her personal characteristics — her persistence and strength,” the governor said of Clinton’s backers. “Many of those same characteristics and more are in Senator McCain. So we think he’s going to be able to compete for Senator Clinton’s supporters to a significant degree when and if she terminates her campaign.”

2008 Democratic Convention Watch:

Reported upcoming endorsements: Sen Herb Kohl (WI), Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA), DNC Ralph Dawson (NY), Gov. Bill Ritter (CO), Sen Ken Salazar (CO), Gov. Brian Schweitzer (MT), Sen. Max Baucas (MT), Sen. Jon Tester (MT), Dennis McDonald (MT) and Margaret Campbell who endorsed Obama but had to back down due to her vice-chair position in the Montana Democratic Party.

Today’s latest endorsers:

Added DNC Maria Chappelle-Nadal (MO) for Obama
– Added DNC Joyce Lalonde (MI)* for Obama
– Added Rep. John Olver (MA) for Obama
– Added Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI)* for Obama
– Added DNC Debbie Dingell (MI)* for Obama
– Added DNC Richard Wiener (MI)* for Obama
– Added DNC Jennifer DeChant (ME) for Obama
– Added DNC Joyce Beatty (OH) for Obama
– Added DNC Kwame Kilpatrick (MI)* for Obama
– Added Rep. John Spratt (SC) for Obama
– Added DNC Debra Kozikowski (MA) for Obama
– Added DNC Jon Ausman (FL)* for Clinton
– Added DNC John Perez (CA) for Obama
– Added Jimmy Carter (GA) for Obama
– Added DNC Tina Abbott (MI)* for Obama
– Switched DNC Ben Johnson (DC) from Clinton to Obama
– Switched DNC Kamil Hasan (CA) from Clinton to Obama
– Added DNC Diane Glasser (FL)* for Obama
– Switched Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) from Clinton to Obama
– Added DNC John Daniello (DE) for Obama
-Added DNC Harriet Smith-Windsor (DE) for Obama
– Switched DNC Rhett Ruggerio (DE) from Clinton to Obama
– Added Rep. Dennis Moore (KS) for Obama
-Added DNC Belkis (Bel) Leong-Hong (MN) for Obama.
-Added LA Rep. William Jefferson (LA) for Obama.
-Added WY DNC Cindy Nunley (WY) for Clinton.
-Added Rep. Bob Brady (PA) for Obama
-Added DNC Mike Tardiff (MI)* for Obama
-Added DNC Ray Buckley (NH) for Obama
-Added DNC Frank Dixon (OR) for Obama
-Added DNC Margaret Campbell (MT) for Obama
– Added DNC Muriel Offerman (NC) for Obama

The Associated Press is reporting:

Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.

2008 Democratic Convention Watch:

06/02/08:


MSNBC: 34 members of the House to endorse Obama tomorrow.

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With the DNC RBC seating of MI and FL delegates, I think its fair to say, considering the Chuck Todd math, that it is over, and the Dems have a nominee in Barack Obama. He’s ours.

PS: I love Jason Mraz and Chuck Todd. And isn’t Harold Ickes a dick? Props to Wexler, Levin, and Brazille, who I thought were outstanding. And a big time hug for the hardwork done by Phil McNamara at the DNC.

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With the DNC RBC seating of MI and FL delegates, I think its fair to say, considering the Chuck Todd math, that it is over, and the Dems have a nominee in Barack Obama. He’s ours.

PS: I love Jason Mraz and Chuck Todd. And isn’t Harold Ickes a dick? Props to Wexler, Levin, and Brazille, who I thought were outstanding. And a big time hug for the hardwork done by Phil McNamara at the DNC.

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