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Past convention highlights: Riots, a 'smoke-filled room' and a kiss

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  • Major party conventions weren't always tightly scripted coronations of the nominee
  • In the past, the nominee sometimes wasn't decided till the convention's end
  • This gallery provides a glance at some highlights from past conventions
  • Visit the Election Center 2008 conventions page for full coverage of this year's events
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