FL delegates remain skeptical of Clinton DNC nomination

Manatee-Sarasota delegates express mixed feelings after Clinton nomination

After the Democratic Party officially named Hillary Clinton as its nominee for president, some Bernie Sanders supporters at the convention staging a walkout in protest. But Sanders delegates from Manatee-Sarasota did not join. “When things come to an end you need to close a door, move on and find a new direction,” Sanders delegate David Beaton of Sarasota said Wednesday.

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

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.

Clinton and Sanders Florida delegates predict DNC will unify party

Local delegates predict unity from DNC

The Democratic delegation from Manatee and Sarasota planned far in advance for their arrival here this weekend to attend their national convention. District 16 voters picked six delegates to attend the Democratic National Convention – four for former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and two for Sen.

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