Democratic Party (United States)

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Democratic Party (United States)

One of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States along with the Republican Party add

Category: Politics

Founded in 1828.

Countries: United States (74%), (4%), Afghanistan (4%)

Main connections: New Hampshire, Cook County Democratic Party, United States House of Representatives

Linked to: United States House of Representatives, Party leaders of the United States Senate, Republican Party, College Democrats of America

 

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1828

Andrew Jackson's critics had labeled him a jackass because of his populist views and his slogan, "Let the people rule," during the intense mudslinging in 1828 add something


1830

Organizationally, the modern Democratic Party truly arose in the 1830s, with the election of Andrew Jackson add something


1831

John Adair - Adair made one final appearance in public life when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Jackson Democrat in 1831


1846

George Theodore Werts - "'George Theodore Werts"' was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 28th Governor of New Jersey from 1893 to 1896


1850

John Hervey Crozier - While originally a member of the Whig Party, Crozier switched his allegiance to the Democratic Party in the 1850s, and supported the Confederacy during the Civil War


1852

John Hervey Crozier - Crozier supported Whig candidate Winfield Scott during the presidential election of 1852, but after the Whig Party disintegrated in subsequent months, he affiliated himself with the Democratic Party


1855

Ralph Metcalf - In 1855 he won in a four-way race against a Whig and two candidates fielded by a fractured Democratic Party


1858

Elbert S. Martin - He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Jonesville before being elected an Independent Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1858, serving from 1859 to 1861, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1860


1860

The Democrats split over the choice of a successor to President James Buchanan along Northern and Southern lines; factions of the party provided two separate candidacies for President in the election of 1860, in which the Republican Party gained ascendancy add something

 

Kentucky - It leaned slightly toward the Democratic Party since 1860, when the Whig Party dissolved

 

Kentucky - It leaned slightly toward the Democratic Party since 1860, when the Whig Party dissolved


1864

War Democrats - Most War Democrats rallied to Republican President Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans' National Union Party in the election of 1864, which featured Andrew Johnson on the Republican ticket even though he was a Democrat from the South add something


1865

Johnson replaced Lincoln in 1865 but stayed independent of both parties add something


1870

A political cartoon by Thomas Nast in an 1870 edition of "Harper's Weekly" revived the donkey as a symbol for the Democratic Party; earlier, Nast had used a fox to represent the Democrats, but decided that a fox was too clever for the party add something

 

"Harper's Weekly", January 19, 1870 add something


1876

Frank Hague - "'Frank Hague"' was an American Democratic Party politician who served as the mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey from 1917 to 1947, Democratic National Committeeman from New Jersey from 1922 until 1949, and Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1924 until 1949


1880

Greenback Party - By the middle of the 1880s, Greenback Labor nationally was losing its labor-based support, in part as a result of craft union voluntarism and in part as a result of Irish defections back to the Democratic Party


1884

Cleveland was elected to non-consecutive presidential terms in 1884 and 1892 add something


1889

Swedish Social Democratic Party - Since the party held power of office for a majority of terms after its founding in 1889 through 2003, the ideology and policies of the Social Democratic Party have had strong influence on Swedish politics


1890

Since the 1890s, the Democratic Party has favored liberal positions add something

 

Cook County Democratic Party - By 1890, Roger Charles Sullivan had accumulated major influence within the tumultuous Cook County Democratic Party


1896

Agrarian Democrats demanding Free Silver overthrew the Bourbon Democrats in 1896 and nominated William Jennings Bryan for the presidency add something


1900

Claude Kitchin - First elected in 1900 after his party secured a constitutional amendment excluding blacks from the ballot boxes of the state, a campaign in which he served as a leading orator, he served in Congress as a member of the Democratic Party until his death


1910

The Democrats took control of the House in 1910 and elected Woodrow Wilson as president in 1912 and 1916 add something


1911

Glen D. Johnson - "'Glen Dale Johnson"' , was a lawyer, a U.S. Democratic Party politician, a member of the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma, serving one term of office from 1947 to 1949 and was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1948


1912

Since the division of the Republican Party in the election of 1912, it has gradually positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party on economic and social issues add something

 

Matthew E. Welsh - "'Matthew Empson Welsh"' was the 41st Governor of Indiana from the Democratic Party, serving from 1961 to 1965


1913

In foreign policy, internationalism was a dominant theme from 1913 to the mid-1960s add something


1914

Hugh Joseph Addonizio - "'Hugh Joseph Addonizio"' was an Italian-American Democratic Party politician, who was the 33rd Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, from 1962 to 1970, and a Congressman for 13 years prior to that


1916

Elbert Lee Trinkle - Trinkle served as the chairman and an elector of the Democratic Party in 1916


1917

Alben W. Barkley - By 1917, the state Democratic Party was divided over prohibition, and the prohibitionist faction tried to enlist Barkley for the 1919 gubernatorial race


1921

Cornelius Edward Gallagher - "'Cornelius Edward "Neil" Gallagher"' is an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 13th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1959-1973


1928

Meredith Nicholson - In 1928, Nicholson entered Democratic party politics, and served for two years as a city councilman in Indianapolis

 

Cook County Democratic Party - Prior to the death of party chairman George Brennan in 1928, the Democratic Party in Cook County was divided along ethnic lines - the Irish, Polish, Italian, and other groups each controlled politics in their neighborhoods and municipalities


1929

The Great Depression in 1929 that occurred under Republican President Herbert Hoover and the Republican Congress set the stage for a more liberal government; the Democrats controlled the House of Representatives nearly uninterrupted from 1931 until 1995 and won most presidential elections until 1968 add something


1930

In the 1930s, the party began advocating welfare spending programs targeted at the poor add something

 

Since the 1930s, a critical component of the Democratic Party coalition has been organized labor add something

 

Edwin W. Pauley - Pauley became involved with the Democratic Party as a fundraiser in 1930s, eventually becoming Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee


1932

Franklin D. Roosevelt, elected to the presidency in 1932, came forth with government programs called the New Deal add something

 

Charles A. Christopherson - He was re-elected every term until 1932 , when he lost to a Democratic candidate, part of a sweep based on the popularity of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his programs during the Great Depression

 

Kenneth A. Gibson - "'Kenneth Allen Gibson"' is an American Democratic Party politician, who was elected in 1970 as the 34th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the state

 

William Henry Lloyd - "'William Henry Lloyd"' , a Baltimore, Maryland attorney, was the Republican Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland in 1942, defeated by incumbent David J. Ward, the Democratic Party candidate


1938

Swedish Social Democratic Party - Saltsjöbaden Agreement - With the capitalist confederation's defection from the 1938 Saltsjöbaden Agreement and Swedish capital investing in other European countries rather than Sweden, as well as the global rise of neoliberal political-economic hegemony, the Social Democratic Party backed away from the progressive Meidner reform

 

Joseph V. Egan - "'Joseph V. Egan"' is an American Democratic Party politician, who represents the 17th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he has served since 2002


1939

Jack Billion - "'John "Jack" Billion"' was the 2006 Democratic Party candidate for governor of South Dakota


1940

Popular Democratic Party (Puerto Rico) - In the 1940 election, the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico finished in a dead heat with the Liberal Party

 

Perle Mesta - She switched to the Democratic Party in 1940 and was an early supporter of Harry S. Truman, who rewarded her with the ambassadorship to Luxembourg where she launched the Nordstrom Sisters

 

Joan M. Quigley - "'Joan M. Quigley"' is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1994 to 2012, representing the 32nd Legislative District


1942

John Sherman Cooper - However, Brown had alienated Chandler's supporters in the Democratic Party during a hotly contested senatorial primary between Brown and Chandler in 1942, and this group worked against his election in 1946


1943

Cook County Democratic Party - Nash died in 1943 and Kelly took over as Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party


1944

Swedish Social Democratic Party - The early Swedish red-green coalition encouraged Nordic-networked socialists in the state of Minnesota, in the U.S., to dedicate efforts to building a similarly potent labor-farmer alliance that put the socialists in the governorship, ran model innovative statewide anti-racism programs in the early years of the twentieth century, and enabled federal forest managers in Minnesota to practice a precocious ecological-socialism, before Democratic Party reformers appropriated the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party infrastructure to the liberal Democratic Party in 1944


1947

But they began supporting Democrats following the ascent of the Franklin Roosevelt administration, the New Deal, the integration of the military and embrace of proposed civil rights legislation by President Harry Truman in 1947-48, and the postwar Civil Rights movement add something


1948

Garry Mauro - "'Garry Mauro"' is an American Democratic Party politician from Texas, most noted for being the four-term commissioner of the Texas General Land Office from 1983 to 1999 during the administrations of Governors Mark White, Bill Clements, Ann Richards, and George W. Bush and for losing the 1998 Texas gubernatorial election to Bush, who at that time was the incumbent governor seeking re-election


1949

Gordon M. Johnson - "'Gordon M. Johnson"' is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002, where he represents the 37th Legislative District


1950

White-collar college-educated professionals were mostly Republican until the 1950s; they now compose perhaps the most vital component of the Democratic Party add something

 

Henry Maier - A member of the Democratic Party, Maier was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1950


1952

The term "Democrat party" has been in local use but has usually been used by opponents since 1952 as an epithet add something


1954

Curley Byrd - Byrd resigned from the presidency in January 1954 to embark upon an unsuccessful campaign as the Democratic candidate against the Republican incumbent McKeldin for the state governorship


1956

Paul Moriarty - "'Paul Moriarty"' is an American Democratic Party politician, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly where he represents the 4th Legislative District, having taken office on January 10, 2006


1958

Todd Portune - "'Todd Portune"' is an American politician of the Democratic Party, who was elected as a commissioner for Hamilton County, Ohio in 2000 and 2004, after being a councilman for the city of Cincinnati


1960

Originally, the vast majority of Asian Americans consisted of anti-communist Vietnamese refugees, Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, and socially conservative Filipinos who fled Ferdinand Marcos in the 1960s through the 1980s add something

 

Barbara Garson - Garson wanted her fellow 1960s activists to step away from the Democratic Party and create their own institutions including a third party

 

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra, pictured here with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1960, was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party until 1970.


1962

J. B. Fuqua - He served in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate, and he chaired the Democratic Party of Georgia from 1962 to 1966


1964

The party had a fiscally conservative, pro-business wing, typified by Grover Cleveland and Al Smith, and a Southern conservative wing that shrank after President Lyndon B. Johnson supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 add something

 

Matthew E. Welsh - After leaving office he served as chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1964 until 1968 and as a federal commissioner on the International Joint Commission from 1966 until 1970


1968

With a stated goal of reducing crime and homicide, the Democratic Party has introduced various gun control measures, most notably the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Brady Bill of 1993, and Crime Control Act of 1994 add something

 

Paul Sarlo - "'Paul A. Sarlo"' is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 2003, where he represents the 36th Legislative District


1969

Cook County Democratic Party - This is a completely different Democratic Party than the one I joined in 1969


1970

Chapman notes a split vote among many conservative Southern Democrats in the 1970s and 1980s who supported local and statewide conservative Democrats while simultaneously voting for Republican presidential candidates add something

 

Since the 1970s, environmentalism has been a major new component add something

 

Frank Sinatra - In 1970, the first sign of Sinatra's break from the Democratic Party came when he endorsed Ronald Reagan for a second term as Governor of California; Sinatra, however, remained a registered Democrat and encouraged Reagan to become more moderate.


1971

Anthony Garofoli - After an unsuccessful attempt at running for Mayor in 1971, Garofoli resumed the practice of law full-time, but remained active in Democratic party affairs becoming co-chairmen of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party


1972

In 1972, the last year that a sizable number of conservatives dominated the southern wing of the Democratic Party, the American Conservative Union gave higher ratings to most southern Democratic Senators and Congressmen than it did to Republicans add something

 

Hank Greenspun - On June 17, 1972, Virgilio González, Bernard Barker, James W. McCord, Jr., Eugenio Martínez and Frank Sturgis were arrested while placing electronic devices in the Democratic Party campaign offices in an apartment block called Watergate, in Washington, D.C. It later emerged that people working for President Richard Nixon wanted to wiretap the conversations of Larry O'Brien, chairman of the Democratic National Committee


1975

John Jarman - After barely surviving a political challenge from political newcomer Mickey Edwards, on January 23, 1975, Jarman switched parties from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in protest of the removals of Felix Edward Hébert, Wright Patman and William R. Poage from their committee chairmanships


1976

This meant that when Libertarian candidates received ballot access in Missouri in 1976, they could not use the Statue of Liberty, their national symbol, as the ballot emblem add something

 

Jimmy Carter - When Carter entered the Democratic Party presidential primaries in 1976, he was considered to have little chance against nationally better-known politicians.


1977

Nancy Pelosi - She was elected as party chair for Northern California on January 30, 1977, and for the California Democratic Party, which she held from 1981 until 1983.


1978

Cold War - In April 1978, the communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan seized power in Afghanistan in the Saur Revolution


1980

Robert P. George - George moved to the right in the 1980s, largely due to his views on abortion, and left the Democratic Party as a result of what he saw as its increasingly strong commitment to legal abortion and its public funding, and his growing skepticism about the effectiveness of Great Society social welfare projects in Appalachia and other low income rural and urban areas

 

Swedish Social Democratic Party - The 1980s were a very turbulent time in Sweden that initiated the occasional decline of Social Democratic Party rule


1982

Thomas P. O'Neill III - O'Neill declined to seek a third term in 1982 in order to run for Governor of Massachusetts, though he would fall foul of the state Democratic Party's rule changes and failed to make the ballot


1986

Swedish Social Democratic Party - In 1986, one of the Social Democratic Party's strongest champions of egalitarianism and democracy, Olof Palme was assassinated


1988

Between 1988 and 2000, professionals favored Democrats by a 12-percentage point margin add something

 

In the four elections from 1988 to 2000, they backed Democrats by an average of 52 percent to 40 percent add something

 

LaRouche movement - In 1988, Claude Jones won the chairmanship of the Harris County Democratic Party in Houston, and was stripped of his authority by the county executive committee before he could take office

 

University of Texas at Austin - Over 15 graduates have served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, such as Lloyd Bentsen '42, who served as both a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, as well as being the 1988 Democratic Party Vice Presidential nominee

 

University of Texas - Over 15 graduates have served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, such as Lloyd Bentsen '42, who served as both a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, as well as being the 1988 Democratic Party Vice Presidential nominee


1989

Robert Byrd - From 1989 to 2010 he served as the President pro tempore of the United States Senate when the Democratic Party had a majority, and as President pro tempore emeritus during periods of Republican majority beginning in 2001


1990

It was the fastest growing typological group between the late 1990s and early 2000s add something

 

Bill Clinton - Presenting himself as a moderate and a member of the New Democrat wing of the Democratic Party, he headed the moderate Democratic Leadership Council in 1990 and 1991


1992

Bill Clinton was elected to the presidency in 1992, governing as a New Democrat add something

 

Despite supporting Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, the young have voted in favor of the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since Bill Clinton in 1992, and are more likely to identify as liberals than the general population add something


1993

Democratic Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr. cosponsored the amendment in 1993 add something

 

Calvin Giles - He was a Democratic Party state representative in the Illinois State Representative representing the 8th district from 1993 until 2007


1994

The Democratic Party lost control of Congress in the election of 1994 to the Republican Party add something

 

Bill Clinton - After two years of Democratic Party control, the Democrats lost control of Congress in the mid-term elections in 1994, for the first time in forty years


1995

From 1995 to 2004, there was some confusion among voters, as the Democratic ticket was marked with the Statue of Liberty and the Libertarians' mule was easily mistaken for a Democratic donkey add something

 

Missouri Libertarians instead used the Liberty Bell until 1995, when the mule became Missouri's state animal add something


1996

Earlier, when running for the Illinois Senate in 1996, he said that he "unequivocally support gay marriage" and "favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages add something

 

GSS surveys of more than 11,000 Democrats and Republicans conducted between 1996 and 2006 came to the result that the differences in fertility rates are not statistically significant between these parties, with the average Democrat having 1,94 children and the average Republican having 1,91 children add something

 

Re-elected in 1996, Clinton was the first Democratic President since Franklin Roosevelt to be elected to two terms add something

 

These efforts resulted in the passage of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, signed into law by President Clinton, the law heavily limited appeals in death penalty cases add something

 

Jim Jordan (political consultant) - He has worked in Democratic politics in various capacities at the national, statewide, congressional and local levels since 1996


1997

In his 1997 "Achieving Our Country", philosopher Richard Rorty, professor at Stanford University states that economic globalization "invites two responses from the Left add something

 

Kenny Kramer - In 1997, Kramer attempted to gain the Democratic Party nomination for New York mayor; he claimed that his candidacy was "quite serious," saying that he wanted to represent "a lot of disfranchised Democrats out there


2000

Although both major political parties use the traditional American red, white, and blue colors in their marketing and representations, since election night 2000 the color blue has become the identified color of the Democratic Party, while the color red has become the identified color of the Republican Party add something

 

Arab Americans, generally socially conservative but with more diverse economic views, historically voted Republican until recent years, having supported George W. Bush over Al Gore in 2000 add something

 

However, some Democrats, especially rural, Southern, and Western Democrats, favor fewer restrictions on firearm possession and warned the party was defeated in the 2000 presidential election in rural areas because of the issue add something

 

Professionals, those who have a college education and whose work revolves around the conceptualization of ideas, have supported the Democratic Party by a slight majority since 2000 add something

 

Robert De Niro - De Niro is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and vocally supported Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election.

 

Rebecca Kaplan - In 2000 Kaplan ran for Oakland, California city council registered with the Green Party, an affiliation held until she switched to the Democratic Party in 2008

 

Cook County Democratic Party - In 2000, the Chicago Tribune wrote, "Nobody wants to be the chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, the job once held by Richard J. Daley, the job that made George Dunne a powerful man


2001

All but two Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted for the original Patriot Act legislation in 2001 add something

 

Democrats in the House of Representatives and in the Senate near-unanimously voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists against "those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States" in Afghanistan in 2001, supporting the NATO coalition invasion of the nation add something

 

Jimmy Carter - In 2001, Carter criticized President Bill Clinton's controversial pardon of Marc Rich, calling it "disgraceful" and suggesting that Rich's financial contributions to the Democratic Party were a factor in Clinton's action.


2002

In 2002, Congressional Democrats were divided on the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq; 147 voted against it and 110 voted for it add something


2003

When Congress voted on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003, Congressional Democrats were split, with a minority supporting the ban, and the majority of Democrats opposing the legislation add something


2004

In his 2004 platform, John Kerry affirmed his support of federally funded embryonic stem cell research "under the strictest ethical guidelines," saying, "We will not walk away from the chance to save lives and reduce human suffering add something

 

John Kerry used the song during his 2004 presidential campaign, and several Democratic Congressional candidates used it as a celebratory tune in 2006 add something

 

Senator John Kerry, Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, did not support same-sex marriage add something

 

The 2004 Democratic National Platform stated that marriage should be defined at the state level and it repudiated the Federal Marriage Amendment add something

 

This was a major foreign policy issue of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign; his platform attributed rifts with international allies to unilateralism add something

 

Kirsten Dunst - Dunst supported Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 U.S. presidential election

 

Dennis Keene - "'Dennis Keene"' is a Democratic Party member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 67 since 2004


2005

Rarely do they have much funding, but in 2005, DNC Chairman Dean began a program of using DNC national funds to assist all state parties and pay for full-time professional staffers add something


2006

Amongst lawmakers, Democrats are the most vocal opponents of Operation Iraqi Freedom and campaigned on a platform of withdrawal ahead of the 2006 mid-term elections add something

 

Democrats split on the renewal in 2006 add something

 

Following twelve years of Republican rule, the Democratic Party regained majority control of both the House and the Senate in the 2006 elections add something

 

For example, Paul Shaffer played the theme on the Late Show with David Letterman after the Democrats won Congress in 2006 add something

 

In 2006, the Democrats supported six state ballot initiatives to increase the minimum wage; all six initiatives passed add something

 

In the Senate, Democrats voted 34 for the 2006 renewal, and 9 against add something

 

Since 2006, Democratic candidate Barack Obama has called for a "surge" of troops into Afghanistan and, since 2008, Republican candidate John McCain has called for a "surge" add something

 

Carl Levin - After the 2006 midterm elections, with the Democratic Party taking control of the Senate and Levin being reappointed as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he was seen to have gained an influential position to oppose the Bush administration's Iraq policy, initially proposing efforts for "phased withdrawals"

 

LaRouche movement - In 2006, LaRouche Youth Movement activist and Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee member Cody Jones was honored as "Democrat of the Year" for the 43rd Assembly District of California, by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party

 

Dennis Kucinich - On December 11, 2006 in a speech delivered at Cleveland City Hall, Kucinich announced he would seek the nomination of the Democratic Party for President in 2008.

 

Martin Sheen - On April 10, 2006, the "New York Times" reported that members of the Democratic Party in Ohio had contacted Sheen, attempting to persuade him to run for the United States Senate in Ohio


2007

According to a 2007 Reuters News Report, "House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel has said he will push for permanent AMT relief for those taxpayers who were never meant to pay it add something

 

Both the AFL-CIO and Change to Win have identified their top legislative priority for 2007 as passage of the Employee Free Choice Act add something

 

Criticism of the Iraq War subsided after the Iraq War troop surge of 2007 led to a dramatic decrease in Iraqi violence add something

 

Democrats in the House of Representatives near-unanimously supported a non-binding resolution disapproving of President Bush's decision to send additional troops into Iraq in 2007 add something

 

The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 was an early component of the Democrats' agenda during the 110th Congress add something

 

Cook County Democratic Party - On February 1, 2007, Joseph Berrios was unanimously elected Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party and has headed the organization ever since

 

Referring to Iraq, in April 2007 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared the war to be "lost" while other Democrats accused the President of lying to the public about WMDs in Iraq add something

 

On October 15, 2007, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to build greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and laying the foundations for the measures needed to counteract these changes asserting that "the climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity add something


2008

As such, the Democrats pushed as well the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, a legal expansion that became law add something

 

Barack Obama's 2008 campaign discussed promoting the image of the United States abroad add something

 

Cuban Americans still tend to vote Republican, though there has been a noticeable change starting with the 2008 elections add something

 

In the national platform for 2008, the only statement explicitly favoring gun control was a plan calling for renewal of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban add something

 

The 2008 Democratic Party Platform acknowledges a "special relationship with Israel, grounded in shared interests and shared values, and a clear, strong, fundamental commitment to the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy add something

 

The 2008 platform, while not stating support of same-sex marriage, called for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which banned federal recognition of same-sex marriage and removed the need for interstate recognition, supported antidiscrimination laws and the extension of hate crime laws to LGBT people, and opposed the don't ask, don't tell military policy add something

 

The wording changed in the 2008 platform add something

 

Congressional Democrats overwhelmingly supported military funding legislation that included a provision that set "a timeline for the withdrawal of all US combat troops from Iraq" by March 31, 2008, but would leave combat forces in Iraq for purposes such as targeted counter-terrorism operations add something

 

As of July 2008 the Students for Academic Freedom arm of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative organization, posted a list of 440 student complaints, most of which pertain to perceived liberal bias of college professors add something

 

By Perry Bacon Jr. Published July 2, 2008 add something

 

American Jewish Committee Published September 2008 add something


2009

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in 2009, When it comes to Israel, Republicans and Democrats speak with one voice add something

 

Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore said in 2009 that they now support gay marriage add something

 

In 2009, Barack Obama lifted the eight-year running ban on embryonic stem cell research and proposed federal funding to further research add something

 

A CNN survey in August 2009 stated that a majority of Democrats now oppose the war add something

 

An August 2009 "Washington Post" poll found similar results, and the paper stated that Obama's policies would anger his closest supporters add something


2010

In September, 2010, the Democratic Party unveiled its new logo, which featured a blue D inside a blue circle add something

 

In the 2010 elections, the Democratic Party lost control of the House, but kept a small majority in the Senate add something

 

Many of these proposals were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 add something

 

Presidential candidate Barack Obama advocated a withdrawal of combat troops within Iraq by late 2010 with a residual force of peacekeeping troops left in place add something

 

Bob Beers (politician) - Beers sued, and the Nevada Democratic Party made a payment and apology to settle out-of-court in 2010

 

Paul Gosar - He is the older brother of Pete Gosar, a former college football player at the University of Wyoming, who made an unsuccessful run for the Democratic Party nomination for the office of Governor of Wyoming in 2010.

 

Perry C. McGriff - In 2010, he was the unsuccessful Democratic Party nominee for Florida's 14th senate district, losing to the incumbent Republican Steve Oelrich, 46 to 54 percent

 

Iowa Democratic Party - The Iowa Democratic Party adopted its platform on June 12, 2010


2011

Troop levels were 94,000 in December 2011, and are falling, with a target of 68,000 by fall 2012 add something


2012

As of the 113th Congress following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party currently holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures add something

 

However, the 2012 elections which re-elected President Obama represented a partial reversal of the results of the 2010 midterm vote, increasing the Democratic majority in the Senate and reducing the Republican majority in the House add something

 

The 2012 platform included support for same-sex marriage and for the repeal of DOMA. add something

 

President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to say he supports same-sex marriage, announcing his position on May 9, 2012 add something

 

Charlie Crist - On December 7, 2012, Crist announced via Twitter that he had joined the Democratic Party

 

Democratic Party (Italy) - On 15 December 2012 PD leader Pier Luigi Bersani attended in Rome to the initial convention of the Progressive Alliance , a nascent political international for parties dissatisfied with the continued admittance and inclusion of authoritarian movements into the Socialist International , along with the Democratic Party of the United States


2013

Republican Party (United States) - According to John Avlon in 2013, the Republican party is more diverse at the statewide elected official level than the Democratic Party, including Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott

 

Bob Etheridge - After Dalton lost to Pat McCrory in the general election, Etheridge came within a few votes of being elected chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party in 2013, even though he did not publicly campaign for the post

 

Iowa Democratic Party - As of January 2013, Tyler Olson took over from Sue Dvorsky who was the Iowa Democratic Party Chair and held the position since June 2010

 

Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky - Margolies filed the necessary paperwork on May 31, 2013 to run in the Democratic Party primary for a return to Congress from her old district in the 2014 elections


2014

Obama plans to bring all the troops home by 2014 add something

 

Chris Redfern - During the 2014 campaign, the Ohio Democratic Party, under Redfern's leadership, came under criticism for being in disarray

 

Swedish Social Democratic Party - Löfven led the Social Democratic Party into the 2014 European Parliament election which resulted in the partys worst electoral results at national level since universal suffrage was introduced in 1921

 

Dwight Clinton Jones - He is a member of the Democratic Party, and was elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia on March 15, 2014

 

As of April 2014, more than 10 million Americans have enrolled in healthcare coverage since the launch of the Affordable Care Act. add something

 

In June 2014 the Quinnipiac Poll asked Americans which foreign policy they preferred: add something

 

Iowa Democratic Party - The Iowa Democratic Party re-adopts its platform every two years, most recently on June 14, 2014

 

In what was later cited as "perhaps the most notorious, and public, example of inter-party tensions" over Israel, in August 2014 during Operation Protective Edge, it was widely covered when TruthRevolt reported that a national officer of the College Democrats of America, Giovanni Hashimoto, was subjected to a "series of withering attacks" from colleagues after posting on Facebook in defense of Israel's assault on Hamas add something

 

San Bruno, California - As of December 2014, the three largest political affiliations of the nearly twenty thousand registered voters in the City of San Bruno were the Democratic Party , Decline to State , and Republican


2015

In 2015, the Obama administration agreed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which provides sanction relief in exchange for international oversight of the Iranian nuclear program add something

 

Wil Wheaton - In September 2015, Wheaton announced that he was supporting Bernie Sanders' bid to be the 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate nominee


2016

The 2016 campaign of US Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has started to use the hopeful Simon & Garfunkel song "America" for one of its campaign advertisements, with the complete permission of the still-active duo of popular American musicians add something

 

Socialist Alternative (United States) - In January 2016 Socialist Alternative launched an initiative in support of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders's campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination

 

In June 2016, the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee unanimously adopted an amendment to abolish the death penalty, marking the first time the party had done so in its history add something


2017

As of 2017, there have been a total of 15 Democratic Party presidents: add something


2018

As of 2018, there have been a total of 15 Democratic Party presidents: add something

 

Cook County Democratic Party - On April 18, 2018, Toni Preckwinkle was unanimously elected Chair of the Cook County Democratic Party

 

Iowa Democratic Party - The Iowa Democratic Party re-adopts its platform every two years, most recently on June 16, 2018

 

E. J. Dionne, July 15, 2018, Washington Post, s://www add something

 

Jeanine Pirro - In September 2018, while Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced scrutiny over sexual assault allegations, Pirro referred to the Democratic Party as "demon-rats"

 

In November 2018, shortly after being elected to Congress, Omar came out in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel add something


2019

In February 2019, the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution calling on the United States to re-enter the JCPOA, which President Trump withdrew from in 2018 add something

 

As of March 2019, four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents add something

 

As of April 2019, four of the nine sitting justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents add something

 

As of May 2019, four of the nine sitting justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents add something

 

As of June 2019, four of the nine sitting justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents add something