Kansas Democratic Party Chair Lee Kinch saw history being made eight years ago when Barack Obama became the first African-American nominee for president. He witnessed history again Thursday night when Hillary Clinton walked onstage as the first female nominee of a major party.
After a long first night on the convention floor, the Kansas state delegates got a special boost of energy Tuesday morning when Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped by for a visit. “There’s no reason why Democrats can’t be successful in Kansas,” Sanders said as part of a five-minute speech about turning out to vote for the party.
Anna Hand of Ellsworth dreamed of making American history as a child. “I walked around telling people I was going to be president,” she said. Hand, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention pledged to Hillary Clinton, is 22. Her dream didn’t start too long ago, but she’s OK letting the title go to another woman.