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Pennsylvania Democrats head to Allentown for summer gathering

Pennsylvania Democrats head to Allentown for summer gathering

This weekend, Allentown will be hosting the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and it may feel a bit like a housewarming. The two-day meeting will give state Democrats a firsthand look at the downtown turnaround that local leaders have been heralding. Its main event will be at the new Renaissance Hotel, and will be the hotel's largest event to date. The political gathering, which starts Friday, is held every few months in a different part of the state — though, it's believed, never before in Allentown. "We want to celebrate the fact that this is a booming community and that we have strong Democratic leadership in place there," state Democratic Party Chairman Jim...

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