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Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

After a scandal following the release of thousands of emails, Debbie Wasserman resigned as the chair of the Democratic National Convention and is being replaced by Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge. Fudge endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in February. She’s served the 11th Congressional District since 2008. “I thank Hillary Clinton & team for recommending me […]

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Opinion: Bring it, Columbus

Elissa Schneider Elissa Schneider Opinion: Bring it, Columbus

Columbus lost the bid for the Democratic National Convention, but we gained so much more. We better know who we are. We put ourselves out there, with the big boys and girls, to be judged. For, maybe the first time, as a city, we said “Hi, World. Pick us, choose us, and love us.” We […]

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City Reacts to Loss of 2016 DNC to Philadelphia

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Reacts to Loss of 2016 DNC to Philadelphia

Thursday morning was something of a bummer for the politically minded of Central Ohio, particularly local Democrats, as the Democratic National Committee announced that the 2016 Democratic National Convention would be held in Philadelphia rather than Columbus. The city’s quest for the DNC had placed it among the final three contenders along with Philadelphia and […]

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Philadelphia Lands 2016 Democratic National Convention

Walker Evans Walker Evans Philadelphia Lands 2016 Democratic National Convention

The sun has officially set on Columbus’ hopes to host the Democratic National Convention, as the party officially announced this morning that Philadelphia has been chosen as the host city. “In addition to their commitment to a seamless and safe convention, Philadelphia’s deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special […]

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DNC Announces 2016 Convention Date, No Host City Yet

Walker Evans Walker Evans DNC Announces 2016 Convention Date, No Host City Yet

The Democratic National Committee is still teasing out the announcement of the host city for their 2016 Convention, but today announced the official timeframe for the event: the week of July 25th. “This is the next step to finalize where and when we will nominate the 45th President of the United States, highlight the Democratic […]

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Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek A Fifth Term

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek A Fifth Term

Michael B. Coleman was tearful today as he announced that the next 13 months will be his last as mayor of Columbus. The longest-serving and first African-American mayor in Columbus history decided last week on his 60th birthday that he will not seek a fifth term when his current term expires in 2015. “This is among […]

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An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

 Dan Longerbone An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

Dear National Media, Recently it has come to your attention that Columbus, Georgia was in the running for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. No wait, not that Columbus, the one in South Carolina. Oh, that’s Columbia? Must be that one in Ohio then. Yes, Columbus, Ohio. You know, the state capital. OK, Columbia is a […]

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