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Mary Teresa Norton née Hopkins ( March 7, 1875 – August 2, 1959) was an American politician. The sixth woman in the United States Congress, she was the first from an Eastern state ( New Jersey), and the first non- Republican (she was a Democrat). She went on to serve an unprecedented 13 concurrent terms in the House of Representatives, from 1925 to 1951, and chaired four committees. She was a labor advocate and a supporter of women's rights. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mary Teresa Norton"
The New College Democrats is the leading student affliate of the Democratic Party in Southwest Florida, and one of the strongest Democratic organizations in the Sarasota/ Bradenton area. The group is officially a campus organization of New College of Florida affiliated with the Sarasota County Democratic Party and the College Democrats of America, though its influence extends well beyond the school. For example, the group is the only Democratic organization in the country among the list of member groups of United for Peace and Justice. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "New College Democrats"
The New Democrat Coalition is an organization within the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by Representatives Jim Davis of Florida, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, and Adam Smith of Washington. It is made up of 74 moderate, generally pro-business Democratic members of the House of Representatives. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Democrat Coalition"
The New Democrat Network is a United States political group that promotes left-wing Democratic candidates. NDN is a 501(c)(4) membership organization that functions long with its two subsidiary organizations, the NDN Political Fund, a non-federal political organization (527), and NDN PAC, a federal political action committee. As a whole, the organization works to advance the 21st Century American progressive movement, with particular focus on advocacy, strategy and investment in emerging leaders and projects. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Democrat Network"
In U.S. politics, the New Democrats are a loosely-organized faction within the Democratic Party who identify themselves with moderate social/cultural positions on political issues and neo-liberal fiscal issues. They are often identified with the Democratic Leadership Council. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Democrats"
Paul Kirk Jr. was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1985 to 1989. After the outcome of the 1984 Presidential Election, Paul Kirk ran for DNC chairman and won. His chairmanship of the party no doubt helped the Democrats in the 1986 elections take back the senate, which the Republican Party had controlled since 1981. He was also DNC chairman during the 1988 Presidential Election, where Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis did far better than Walter Mondale in 1984. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul G. Kirk, Jr."
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Paul Martin Simon ( November 29, 1928 – December 9, 2003) was an American politician from Illinois. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 to 1985 and United States Senate from 1985 to 1997. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988. During the campaign, he briefly captured the national attention and was considered a major candidate. This led to an appearance on the popular television show Saturday Night Live, co-hosting with celebrated singer Paul Simon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul Simon (politician)"
The Progressive Democrats of America is a progressive organization that formed out of the members of Dennis Kucinich's Presidential Campaign as well as Democracy for America, an organization that itself grew out of the Howard Dean Presidential Campaign. ...more on Wikipedia about "Progressive Democrats of America"
Reform Democrats in the United States are members of the Democratic Party who are opposed to the Democratic political machines of their respective cities, counties, or states or to analogous machine politics at a national level. The term is usually used in contrast with machine-affiliated Regular Democrats. Reform Democrats are generally associated with the good government traditions that arose out of the progressive movement of the early 20th century, and are usually, but not always, on the left wing of the Democratic Party. ...more on Wikipedia about "Reform Democrat"
RINO stands for Republican In Name Only, a disparaging term for a member of the United States Republican Party whose words and actions are thought to be too fiscally or socially moderate or even liberal. It has replaced the older term Rockefeller Republican. ...more on Wikipedia about "Republican In Name Only"
Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. (born April 13, 1960), also known as Bob Casey, Jr. or simply Bob Casey, is an American politician who belongs to the Democratic Party. He is the son of a former Governor of Pennsylvania, and he currently serves as State Treasurer of Pennsylvania. He assumed that office in January 2005. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert Patrick Casey, Jr."
Southern Democrats are members of the U.S. Democratic Party who reside in the U.S. South. ...more on Wikipedia about "Southern Democrats"
Susan Turnbull has served as a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee since February of 2005. She has been a DNC Member since 1992. During her tenure at the DNC she has also served as a DNC Deputy Chair and Chair of the DNC Women's Caucus. She served as chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party from 1993- 1994. She also owns and runs her own Interior Space Planning business and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Susan Turnbull" Stay cool with shortopedia.
Tammany Hall was the name given to the Democratic Party political machine that dominated New York City politics from the mayoral victory of Fernando Wood in 1854 through the election of Fiorello LaGuardia in 1934. The eighty-year period between those two elections marks the time in which Tammany was the city's driving political force, but its origins actually date to the late 18th century and its fall from power was not truly complete until the early 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tammany Hall"
Anthony Lee Coelho (born on June 15, 1942 and known as "Tony") chairs the Epilepsy Foundation's national board of directors. He was a United States Congressman from California. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the House Majority Whip until he resigned amidst a scandal. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tony Coelho"
Unofficial organizations for Democrats are those bodies, not officially affiliated with the United States Democratic Party, but primarily intended for the participation of people who are at least self-described Democrats. ...more on Wikipedia about "Unofficial organizations for Democrats"
Will Marshall is one of the founders of the New Democrat movement, which aims to steer the US Democratic Party toward a more conservative orientation. Since its founding in 1989, he has been president of the Progressive Policy Institute, a think tank affiliated with the Democratic Leadership Council. Will Marshall is a hawk. He recently served on the board of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, a committee chaired by Joe Lieberman and John McCain designed to build bipartisan support for the invasion of Iraq. Marshall also signed, at the outset of the war, a letter issued by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) expressing support for the invasion. Marshall signed a similar letter sent to President Bush put out by the conservative Social Democrats/USA group on Feb. 25, 2003, just before the invasion. The SD/USA letter urged Bush to commit to "maintaining substantial U.S. military forces in Iraq for as long as may be required to ensure a stable, representative regime is in place and functioning." He writes frequently on political and public policy matters, especially the "Politics of Ideas" column in Blueprint, the DLC's magazine. Notably, he is one of the co-authors of Progressive Internationalism: A Democratic National Security Strategy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Will Marshall"
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