- 1996 Democratic National Convention
Infobox National Political Convention
year = 1996
party = Democratic
August 26- August 29
The 1996 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at the
United Centerin Chicago, Illinoisfrom August 26to August 29, 1996.
Five cities, Chicago,
Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and San Antonio, were under originally under consideration as host cities. On August 4, 1994, it was announced that Chicago had beat out the other finalist, San Antonio, for the right to host the convention. [http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/conventions/chicago/facts/tidbits/chicago.history.shtml] This would mark the first time Chicago hosted any political convention since the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The convention's keynote speaker was
Governor Evan Bayhof Indianawith the nomination speech given by Senator Christopher Doddof Connecticut. Other notable speakers included former New Yorkgovernor Mario Cuomo, First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton, actor Christopher Reeve, House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, and other legislators such as Senators Russ Feingoldof Wisconsin, and John Kerryand Ted Kennedyof Massachusetts.
Clinton and Gore went on to defeat Senator
Bob Doleof Kansasand Jack Kempin the general election in an electoral college landslide with a substantial popular vote margin.
1996 Republican National Convention
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