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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By William Bender, Staff Writer Posted: March 22, 2016 Attention political junkies: Put down your smartphones, and head over to the Union League for a real-life lesson on every political convention held right in our backyard over a century-and-a-half. “Sweep the Country: Political Conventions in Philadelphia,” a new exhibition on the ground floor of