Statement from DNC spox on Dem convention
From DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse, announcing that " for the first time ever, the Dem convention will not take any corporate cash":
From the very beginning, President Obama has placed a high priority on increasing the influence of grassroots and individual donors, and this convention will go further in that direction than any convention ever. This convention and the new way it is being financed will allow more people from all over the country to be involved in this historic event, to have ownership of this convention and help fulfill the President's vision for moving the country forward and winning the future. This unprecedented step is another sign that things are continuing to change under President Obama's leadership and that this will, in fact, be the "People's Convention."