A look inside of national political conventions

POSTED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 26, 2012 
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The Republican National Convention runs from Aug. 27-30 and the Democratic National Convention runs Sept. 4-6. The national political conventions are where the Republican and Democratic parties nominate candidates for president and vice president. These events have evolved over the years but remain major milestones on the road to Election Day. Find out all you need to know about national political conventions right here!