Philly Politicos Kick it Old-School

Ward leaders in Philadelphia will get out the vote in the primary, just as Grandpop did

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Chris Matthews hosts "Hardball" live from the site of Republican Candidates Debate from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida

On April 14, eight days before the Pennsylvania primary, the 69 ward leaders of Philadelphia will gather at the state party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner to hear from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Clinton will arrive at the big tent next to the Sheet Metal Workers Union at 6 p.m. and make her presentation at 6:15. Obama will arrive at 7 p.m. and make his at 7:15. You've heard the old Will Rogers line "I am not a member of any organized party; I'm a Democrat." Well, the Philadelphia Democratic Party is an organized political party.

Organized into wards, the local party...

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