For political parties, virtual conventions have their pros and cons

Aug 24, 2020
It's harder to convey enthusiasm, but easier to ensure consistent messaging.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, wave to supporters via video conference on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Why party platforms still matter in an election

Jul 29, 2016
What are the economic issues in the GOP and Democrats’ policy roadmaps and why should voters care?
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 A man tries to block a banner held by supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
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Cleveland increases its protest insurance

Jul 15, 2016
For convention cities, the events are a financial risk-management challenge.
The Convention Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. 
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The GOP Convention is bringing uncertainty to Cleveland

Jul 12, 2016
The media and delegates will be at the convention there, but will they shop local?
 A banner welcoming participants of the 2016 Republican National Convention hangs between Quicken Loans Arena and a parking garage on July 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
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