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Mon Jul 25, 2016, 05:04 AM

Democrats party on battleship in Camden

CAMDEN Nearly 1,000 state Democrats came to an opening reception for the Democratic National Convention aboard the battleship New Jersey museum Sunday night.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney sponsored the informal cocktail party on the fantail of the historic ship to showcase his home area of South Jersey on the eve of the convention. It starts Monday across the Delaware River in Philadelphia with more than 2,000 voting delegates from around the country and abroad as well as thousands of other delegates and volunteers.

Sweeney said he invited not only the state delegates but elected officials and county committee members from all 21 counties so they could experience "some of the convention flavor." He was clad in a Hawaiian -style shirt and greeted visits as they stepped off the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial gangway onto the largest Navy ship ever built.

"The battleship was the perfect place to hold tonight's event. What better way to fire off the first shot of the DNC and show off everything New Jersey has to offer, for a crowd of a thousand people, than on one of our state's best landmarks?"

Read more: http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/2016/07/24/democrats-party-battleship-camden/87505354/

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Mon Jul 25, 2016, 05:34 AM

1. These ships that serve as museums often hold events

Many of them have modified spaces just to hold events/parties.

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