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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.
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.
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.
$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.