Tag Archives: Democratic

• Phew. Democratic Convention prompts N.C. bill to keep booze flowing

Phew. Democratic Convention prompts N.C. bill to keep booze flowing

Those heading to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., need not worry about liquor supplies running dry — the state legislature is expected to pass a bill to ensure booze flows freely on Labor Day. The state’s Republicans and Democrats have found common ground on a bill that would ease access to alcohol for […]

• Democrats backed by wine, GOP by beer companies

Democrats backed by wine, GOP by beer companies

When it comes to booze, the Democratic Party gets its biggest backing from wine companies while Republicans seem to have better luck from beer brewers, the Center for Responsive Politics reports in an analysis of campaign finance data.Read about the center’s report. A top contributor to Democrats during the 2010 election cycle was E. & […]

• Colorado: Gov.-elect Hickenlooper toasted with inauguration beer

Colorado: Gov.-elect Hickenlooper toasted with inauguration beer

Wynkoop Brewing Co. is making special beer to celebrate the inauguration of Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper, who co-founded the Lower Downtown microbrewery in 1988. So what kind of beer befits the quirky incoming Democrat?

• Do Dems or Repubs buy more wine? Election prediction based on wine sales

Do Dems or Repubs buy more wine? Election prediction based on wine sales

It’s the job of pollsters to predict how voters will cast their ballots. As each election approaches, millions of dollars are spent on this endeavor, which includes a wealth of complicated methodology. Usually it works, but sometimes the results are embarrassingly inaccurate. Loren Shanle has a simpler approach. He sells Republican and Democratic wine at […]

• Rangel's dealings with foreign liquor company ignored by ethics committee

While the focus of Democrat Congressman Charles Rangel’s ethics charges center on doing legislative favors for donors and failing to pay taxes, his most troubling lapse — enriching a foreign liquor company with billions of U.S. tax dollars — continues to be largely ignored, according to a non-partisan watchdog group.