The party's presidential nominee is chosen in a series of individual state caucuses and primary elections. Superdelegates, delegates whose votes are not bound to the outcome of a state's caucus or primary, may also influence the nomination. Due to the scheduling of caucuses and primary elections early in the election year, the party's presidential nominee is usually known months before the Democratic National Convention.
The major candidates for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination were Kennedy, Governor Pat Brown of California, Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon, and Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. Several other candidates sought support in their home state or region as "favorite son" candidates without any realistic chance of winning the nomination. Symington, Stevenson, and Johnson all declined to campaign in the presidential primaries. While this reduced their potential delegate count going into the Democratic National Convention, each of these three candidates hoped that the other leading contenders would stumble in the primaries, thus causing the convention's delegates to choose him as a "compromise" candidate acceptable to all factions of the party.
Maine is getting closer to filing a lawsuit aimed at manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals, something that is likely to be a massive and years-long undertaking for the state. Attorney GeneralAaronFrey said at the Maine DemocraticParty convention on Saturday that his office is working with Gov ...Nothing was imminent on Monday ... Gov ... ....
27, 10 days after being designated by the state DemocraticParty convention to run again ... Before then, party conventions were in May or June, and petitions to run for office were due in July, so the 10-day clock on candidacies always came after May 15. But this year, the Democratic convention was Feb.
He is running for the seat in the Democratic primary in 2022 ... The Democratic primary for SenateDistrict 10 features a young incumbent senator seeking to fend off a challenge from a lifelong Democrat ... “I’ve been in and around Democratic politics all of my life,” he said ... I was a delegate at the Democratic convention in 2004.”.
If the Supreme Court actually overturns Roe along the lines of a leaked draft opinion -- still a big "if" -- the issue will move back to the democratic process, fought out by elected politicians ... In 1972, 59% of Democratic delegates voted down an abortion rights plank at their convention.
Democratic leaders have been unable to agree on a message, or whether they should even have one. Conventional wisdom says don’t take the culture war bait ... But if engineering one of the strongest economic recoveries in history didn’t give Democrats traction in the polls, more of the same is unlikely to have a different effect.
Democrats... Fetterman’s rise has frustrated the Democratic establishment, which has thrown its support behind Lamb because the conventional wisdom is the moderate western PennsylvaniaDemocrat would be the more viable statewide candidate in the fall as opposed to the more left-leaning Fetterman.
Senate campaign visiting places Democrats are likely to lose in November ... His remarks start with a checklist of experiences Democrats living in heavily Republican-voting counties may go through ... Democrats need his strategy to work ... DemocraticNational Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks at the party's 2020 convention in Milwaukee.
In all, 15 Republicans and one Democrat filed to challenge Sisolak as the governor mounts his re-election bid ... That backing instead went to Reno attorney Joey Gilbert after a vote from the party’s central committee at its convention last month ... Democratic primary ... Senate re-election bid in 2018 to Democrat Jacky Rosen ... Democrat-turned-Republican.