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By the numbers: Democratic Party

The DNC, hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina will continue Wednesday night featuring former-President Bill Clinton.

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  • 8 -- U.S. Presidents who have belonged to the Democratic Party since 1900
  • $57.5 million -- Amount raised by President Obama and the DNC in July 2012
  • $90.9 million -- Amount spent by Obama and the DNC in July 2012
  • $25.3 million -- Amount raised by pro-Obama super PAC

Democrats have been hosting their party's convention for 180 years. Here's a look, by the numbers, at the Democratic Party past and present:

1828 -- The year that Andrew Jackson, considered the first Democratic president, was elected to office.

8 -- Number of U.S. Presidents who have belonged to the Democratic Party since 1900.

31% -- Number of Americans that identify themselves as Democrats, as of 2012.

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    20 -- Number of Democratic governors in the U.S. as of 2012.

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    51 -- Number of Democrats in the U.S. Senate as of 2012.

    26 -- Longest stretch in years that Democrats controlled the Senate, from 1955 to 1981.

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    190 -- Number of Democrats in the U.S. House as of 2012.

    40 -- Longest stretch in years that Democrats controlled the House of Representatives, from 1955 to 1995.

    334 -- Number of Democrats in the House during the 75th Congress (1937-1939), compared to 88 Republicans.

    1832 -- Year of the first Democratic National Convention, in Baltimore.

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    $57.5 million -- Amount of money raised by President Obama and the DNC in July 2012.

    $90.9 million -- Amount spent by President Obama and the DNC in July 2012.

    53% - Percentage of donations to the Obama campaign that have been for $200 or less.

    $25.3 million -- Amount raised by pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA during the campaign.

      Election 2012

    • CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06:  U.S. President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

      A black man is returning to the White House. Four years ago, it was a first, the breaking of a racial barrier. Tuesday night, it was history redux. And more.
    • CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06:  U.S. President Barack Obama stands on stage after his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

      The 2012 presidential election shattered spending records, further polarized a divided country and launched a thousand hashtags.
    • Even though voters indicated to pollsters that their financial situation is the same or worse than it was four years ago, they put their trust in the president.
    • US President Barack Obama addresses a crowd of supporters on stage on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

      The president faces a long and familiar set of challenges after riding a wave of support from moderates, women and minorities to victory.
    • Republicans kept a lock on the U.S. House of Representatives, a crucial victory after the party failed to wrest away the presidency from Barack Obama and the Senate from the Democrats.