2012 Democratic National Convention

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The 2012 Democratic National Convention was a gathering, held from September 4 to September 6, 2012, at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which delegates of the Democratic Party chose the party's nominees for President and Vice President in the 2012 United States national election.wikipedia
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Spectrum Center (arena)

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The 2012 Democratic National Convention was a gathering, held from September 4 to September 6, 2012, at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which delegates of the Democratic Party chose the party's nominees for President and Vice President in the 2012 United States national election.
In 2012, the Spectrum Center hosted the Democratic National Convention.

Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama announced on February 1, 2011, in an email to supporters that Charlotte, North Carolina, had been chosen as the site for the 2012 Convention.
She returned to speak for him at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

NFL Kickoff Game

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The date of Obama's acceptance speech caused the National Football League to move the Kickoff game, normally on a Thursday, to Wednesday, September 5, to avoid a conflict.
However, in 2012, the game was moved to Wednesday to prevent conflicts with the acceptance speech of the Democratic National Convention.

2012 United States presidential election

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The 2012 Democratic National Convention was a gathering, held from September 4 to September 6, 2012, at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which delegates of the Democratic Party chose the party's nominees for President and Vice President in the 2012 United States national election.

North Carolina

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The event was the first nominating convention of a major party ever held in North Carolina.
In 2012, North Carolina was again considered a competitive swing state, with the Democrats even holding their 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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The 2012 Democratic National Convention was a gathering, held from September 4 to September 6, 2012, at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which delegates of the Democratic Party chose the party's nominees for President and Vice President in the 2012 United States national election. First Lady Michelle Obama announced on February 1, 2011, in an email to supporters that Charlotte, North Carolina, had been chosen as the site for the 2012 Convention.
Charlotte was selected in 2011 to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which was held at the Spectrum Center.

Julian Castro

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In the opening session on September 4, the keynote speech was delivered by then-37-year-old San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.
Castro gained national attention in 2012 when he was the first Hispanic to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Joe Biden

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He had previously announced that Vice President Joe Biden would remain as his vice presidential running mate in his re-election bid.
Biden was officially nominated for a second term as vice president on September6 by voice vote at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tulsi Gabbard

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As the Democratic nominee, Gabbard traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the invitation of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who called Gabbard "an emerging star".

Tammy Duckworth

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Duckworth spoke at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Democratic National Conventions.

National Football League

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The date of Obama's acceptance speech caused the National Football League to move the Kickoff game, normally on a Thursday, to Wednesday, September 5, to avoid a conflict.
NFL games are rarely scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday, and those days have only been used twice since 1948: in 2010, when a Sunday game was rescheduled to Tuesday due to a blizzard, and in 2012, when the Kickoff game was moved from Thursday to Wednesday to avoid conflict with the Democratic National Convention.

Joaquin Castro

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At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, he introduced his brother Julián as keynote speaker.

Bank of America Stadium

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The last night, Thursday, September 6, was originally scheduled to be held at the 72,000-seat Bank of America Stadium, where presumptive presidential nominee Barack Obama was to deliver his acceptance speech.

Kal Penn

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On September 3, 2012, he hosted the September 6 coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Antonio Villaraigosa

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Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa put the amendment to a voice vote requiring a two-thirds majority for passage.
Villaraigosa is a member of the Democratic Party, and was a national co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, a member of President Barack Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board, and Chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September 2012.

Sandra Fluke

Fluke supported President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012 and was a featured speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Maya Soetoro-Ng

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Soetoro-Ng also spoke briefly about the Obama administration's accomplishments at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012, sharing the podium with First Lady Michelle Obama's older brother, former Oregon State University men's basketball team head coach, Craig Robinson.

Jimmy Carter

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Carter delivered a videotape address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Martin O'Malley

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Speculation about O'Malley's plans was further fueled by his high profile at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where he was given a prime-time speaking slot on the second night and spoke to delegations from several states including Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses are held in election years, and Ohio, a key swing state in recent presidential elections.

Tom Steyer

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Steyer gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, saying that the election was "a choice about whether to go backward or forward. And that choice is especially stark when it comes to energy".

Ted Strickland

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On Wednesday, September 5, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland introduced an amendment on the floor of the convention to reinsert language invoking God and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Strickland spoke on the first night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in a speech against the policies of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Deval Patrick

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Following Patrick's speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a reporter asked if Patrick was interested in a 2016 presidential bid.

Tammy Baldwin

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She ran uncontested in the primary election, and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention about tax policy, campaign finance reform, and equality in the United States.

Denise Juneau

Juneau gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in which she praised U.S. President Barack Obama's education policy.

Elizabeth Warren

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Warren received a prime-time speaking slot at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012.