In wake of recent shootings, FL Dems look for gun reform at DNC

Manatee, Sarasota delegates push for stronger gun control

Combatting gun violence in Florida and the rest of the nation was at the forefront Tuesday of a rally at the Democratic National Convention. “It’s one thing to be able to protect your home but you don’t need an assault weapon to do it,” said Lawrence Jennis, West Manatee fire commissioner and a Hillary Clinton delegate.

Cherea Hatcher is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Bradenton Herald.

Wasserman Schultz greeted by cheers and boos as she took to the podium

Manatee, Sarasota Democratic delegates react to fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz addressed a very emotional Florida delegation Monday morning. After announcing Sunday that she plans to resign amid the release of controversial emails among officials from the Democratic Party, she appeared Monday morning to deliver a speech to her home state delegation.

Cherea Hatcher is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Bradenton Herald.