Mississippi transplant reaches goal of attending DNC

A long and winding road to the Democratic convention

One Mississippi Democratic delegate traveled a circuitous route to the convention. Since spring, Jon Delperdang has served as an alternate delegate for the Mississippi Democratic Party. Delperdang’s journey, carrying to Philadelphia the wishes of the 2nd Congressional District Democrats in Mississippi began in Blaine, Minn., a suburb 15 miles north of Minneapolis.

Christopher Abruzzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for the Sun Herald.

Mississippi delegates agree on a need for gun reform

DNC Black Caucus: Eric Holder, a Mississippian and guns

In the wake of police shootings, nightclub shootings and two ambushes of police officer, guns were on the agenda at the DNC’s Black Caucus. Former Attorney General Eric Holder said he doubts he’d vote for a candidate who didn’t favor gun regulation. And delegates seemed to agree.

Christopher Abruzzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for the Sun Herald.

Wasserman Schultz roundly booed as she tried to speak

Mississippi delegation not exactly sad to see Wasserman Schultz go

Mississippi delegates to the Democratic National Convention were having breakfast Monday about the same time embattled former party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz was taking heat from her own Florida delegation. Wasserman Schultz’s role in the convention was in trouble from the time emails hacked from the DNC’s servers surfaced Friday.

Christopher Abruzzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for the Sun Herald.

Clinton’s experience is what people in Mississippi want to see

There is no Democratic divide in Mississippi over Clinton

Bobby Moak was elected Mississippi’s Democratic Party chairman just a few weeks ago. Though Moak was a longtime member of the state Legislature, the Democratic National Convention will be his first. Despite the tough odds Hillary Clinton may have winning Mississippians’ votes in the presidential race against Donald Trump, Moak emphasizes how much history the Clinton family has had with the Magnolia State and he is solidly behind Clinton.

Chris Abruzzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Sun Herald.