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160 years ago, Philly hosted first Republican National Convention

Fledgling GOP passed on Abraham Lincoln as vice presidential nominee in 1856 but adopted first anti-slavery platform

Philadelphia will serve as an appropriate backdrop when the Democrats coronate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee late next month. The city shades overwhelmingly blue, with registered Democrats outnumbering Republicans by nearly 8 to 1.

http://www.phillyvoice.com/republicans-first-adopted-anti-slavery-platform-philly/

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