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2012 Democratic National Convention

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is Mormon, responds to a question during a debate with Republican Sharron Angle in August 2010. Local Mormons say they have concerns about Reid's liberal policies.
Democrats take on uphill battle of winning over Mormon voters in the presidential election
Sept. 5, 2012
A group of Democrats from Western states, led by Utah, is trying to take advantage of the curiosity about Mormonism this year to raise the profile of those Latter-day Saints who vote Democrat.

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Former President Bill Clinton at the Paris on Oct. 12, 2010.
Mystery surrounds what Bill Clinton will say in convention speech
Sept. 5, 2012
He’s likable enough. Barack Obama, in one of his more revealing public moments in 2008, expressed that sentiment about another Clinton. It also sums up, more or less, the way the current occupant of the White House feels about the last Democratic president to win re-election, William Jefferson Clinton.

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First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
First lady Michelle Obama says husband 'a man we can trust'
Sept. 4, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech as a devoted husband and caring father at home and a "man we can trust" to revive the nation's weak economy as president.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
Reid makes renewed case for Obama, rips Romney
Sept. 4, 2012
In Washington, President Barack Obama often looks to Harry Reid to promote and defend his policies against his political rivals. In Charlotte, Reid assumed the same role as he addressed the Democratic National Convention on its opening night.

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First Lady Michelle Obama waves from the podium during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
Michelle Obama out to rev up enthusiasm for president
Sept. 4, 2012
Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America's best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient with incomplete results so far. Michelle Obama, in her opening-night speech, aims to give people a very personal reminder of "the man that he was before he was president."

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid waits to take questions from reporters after a dedication ceremony for the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Las Vegas Medical Center in North Las Vegas on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
As Democrats' attack dog, Reid expected to show his teeth today
Sept. 4, 2012
Sen. Harry Reid plans to keep up the pressure on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns during Reid's speech to the Democratic National Convention tonight, scheduled for about 4 p.m. Pacific time.

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Head of Democratic governor's association criticizes Sandoval
Sept. 3, 2012
When the head of the Democratic Governors Association spoke to the Nevada delegation Monday morning, he made an effort to build up President Barack Obama and tear down Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

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Nevada's swing state importance gets the Silver State top billing at the DNC
Sept. 3, 2012
There’s an unofficial race among states in an election season like this one: To see which swing state is the most important to the party. And Nevada may have won.

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Dorie Guy, alternate delegate and chairwoman of the Washoe County Democratic Party, puts painter’s tape around an electrical socket in the bathroom of a modular home.
Nevada's Democratic delegates help to 'build that' house
Sept. 3, 2012
Nevada’s delegates joined teams from other states late Monday morning to paint walls and hammer nails into a modular home intended for a yet-to-be-named military veteran in suburban Charlotte.

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Unlike GOP, Democrats welcome Nevada delegates with open arms
Sept. 3, 2012
This week, when Nevada’s delegates gather for their daily state breakfast meetings, they will be feted by practically every Democratic party A-lister short of President Barack Obama.

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President Barack Obama listens to Clark County teachers Isaac Barron, a government and world history teacher at Rancho High School, during a roundtable discussion on K-12 education at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
Nevada Democrats' challenge: A convincing argument for Obama's re-election
Sept. 2, 2012
Nevada Democrats face a challenge perhaps more daunting than the rivalry over who should be their nominee, a predicament that ensnared their Republican counterparts in Tampa.

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Oscar Goodman sits in a booth at Oscar's Beef Booze & Broads inside the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
Oscar Goodman toasts conventions with 'No-Bama' and 'Romney'
Aug. 28, 2012
The major political parties are meeting this week in Tampa, Fla., and next week in Charlotte, N.C., but at least one Las Vegas venue wants its patrons to be able to partake in the atmosphere of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions — at least in spirit.

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