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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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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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Inner-city Cleveland wants a share of the GOP convention spoils

May 6, 2016
Ward 10 councilman wants his neighborhoods and vendors to benefit, too.
Downtown Cleveland is getting a face-lift for the Republican National Convention.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

The costs and benefits of political conventions

Apr 22, 2016
Cleveland and Philadelphia are hosting the presidential nominating conventions.
The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, left, and the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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Will Clint Eastwood's RNC speech cause a boom in chair sales?

Aug 31, 2012
A furniture maker talks about the empty-chair hoopla surrounding Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention.