Inside Chicago’s intense, behind-the-scenes effort to secure the DNC

Inside Chicago’s intense, behind-the-scenes effort to secure the DNC

[ad_1] Another official noted a letter sent by labor leaders from New York that implored Biden to choose a labor town, owing to his emotional ties and political connections to the union movement. Chicago labor leaders sent a letter of their own. The larger Chicago team felt increasingly confident about its chances through last week. … Read more

Pritzker, allies to DNC: We’ll cover the bill — if Chicago gets the ’24 convention

Pritzker, allies to DNC: We’ll cover the bill — if Chicago gets the ’24 convention

[ad_1] But what’s gone largely unsaid — at least officially — is the governor’s own riches. JB Pritzker, a billionaire with presidential potential, is a noted philanthropist and a prolific Democratic donor who cut checks last year for incumbent governors like Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer and the Democratic parties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Pritzker’s team is … Read more

DNC votes to shake up presidential primary calendar

DNC votes to shake up presidential primary calendar

[ad_1] Iowa, which has held its caucuses first since 1972, will fall out of the early nominating process altogether. “We are overdue in changing this primary calendar,” said Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell, who has led her state’s effort to join the early window for almost two decades. “No one state should have a lock on … Read more

‘Are you with me?’ Biden previews re-elect campaign at DNC

‘Are you with me?’ Biden previews re-elect campaign at DNC

[ad_1] Biden’s campaign rhetoric on Friday night doesn’t necessarily mean a formal announcement is imminent, as Democrats expect an announcement in late March or April. But the DNC has already hired several communications rapid response directors who will be deployed to the four Republican early states and Florida, according to a party aide. “We have … Read more

Dems’ new primary calendar nabs support from Southern DNC members

Dems’ new primary calendar nabs support from Southern DNC members

[ad_1] “The past few elections have made it abundantly clear that the South is the new Democratic battleground, and by starting the presidential nominating process in South Carolina and incorporating Georgia into the early lineup, our party will only strengthen its commitment to these critical voters,” the statement reads in part. “The road to the … Read more

DNC members fire back over New Hampshire’s complaints about primary changes

DNC members fire back over New Hampshire’s complaints about primary changes

[ad_1] “It does not help us. It doesn’t help the party … to have this divisiveness and to share it in public,” said Lee Saunders, a member of the committee and a labor union president. “We should never talk like that within the DNC.” Last week, the New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley told … Read more