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Feb 2, 2011

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has announced that it will hold its convention prior to the 2012 presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina, reports Politico.

Charlotte won out over rival bids from St. Louis, Minneapolis and Cleveland to hold the convention, which is set to be held during the week of September 3, 2012.

DNC chairman Tim Kaine told supporters that the decision to hold the convention Charlotte was a difficult one but that the North Carolina city was the ideal choice.

Jan 21, 2011

A group of conservative activists have begun a movement to draft Indiana Representative Mike Pence into the race for the Republican nomination in the upcoming 2012 presidential election, reports Politico.

According to the Washington Post, the former radio host first joined Congress in 2001.

Jan 12, 2011

Liberal Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich has sent an appeal asking supporters to help him keep his district when the state legislature eliminates two of Ohio's congressional districts later this year, reports Politico.

Ohio lost two seats due to lagging population growth recorded in the 2010 census, and the source indicates that Republican control of the state's government means that Democratic seats like Kucinich's may be in jeopardy.

Kucinich, who represents the city of Cleveland, may have to engage in a primary battle with one of the Democratic representativ

Jan 3, 2011

Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is unlikely to win re-election, as a majority of committee members have indicated that they will not support his bid for a second term, according to Politico.

In a survey of the 168-member group, 55 voters unequivocally stated that they would not vote for Steele in the January 20 election, while 33 more expressed their support for a different candidate.

Dec 20, 2010

Leaders for both major political parties are hoping to push back the beginning of primary season for the 2012 presidential election, reports Politico.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 34 states held presidential primaries or caucuses on or before Febuary 5 during the 2008 election cycle thanks to local committees jockeying for influence by holding contests early.

The new proposed calendar aims to avoid a front-loaded calendar, thus reducing the length of the campaign and allowing them to save money, resources and political capital.

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