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.
A renewed focus on voting laws by four candidates trying to appeal to convention delegates underscores how much this issue is on the minds of Republican voters ... After knockdown fights between pro-primary and pro-convention wings of the state central committee, the party settled on this weekend’s “unassembled convention,” with ranked-choice voting.
While strong name recognition has given former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe a boost in the race for governor, the race for lieutenant governor remains far less certain about one month ahead of Virginia’s Democratic primary election ... The Democratic primary is set for June 8, though early voting has already started.
They are three of the leading contenders in a race that in many ways embodies the decadelong meltdown of Republican power in Virginia, a once-purple state that has gyrated more decisively toward Democrats than perhaps any in the country ...Cuccinelli II, at a Tea Party-flavored convention.
The most insightful poll of the 2021 campaign season comes with warning signs for Democrats and Republicans alike ... Democrats have carried the state in three straight presidential elections ... Democrats now control both houses in the General Assembly and seven of the state’s 11 congressional seats ... However, there’s also a challenge for Democrats.
Davis who was governor from 1870 to 1874, and who was succeeded in 1874 by the Richard Coke, the first post-Reconstruction Democratic governor. A Texas resident, Davis had not been elected to the Texas secession convention in 1861 because of his pro-unionist sentiments.
G Balachandran turned 80 this spring, a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives ... "Don't worry, Uncle. I';ll take care of your daughter ... And during her acceptance speech at the 2020 DemocraticNationalConvention, Harris opened her speech with a shout-out to her “chithis” — a Tamil word for aunt ... Another Indian-born aunt lives in Canada.