Small states join together to get attention at DNC

Small states like Idaho band together at national convention

After attending the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Bert Marley knew he wanted the 2016 convention to be different. In L.A., Idaho delegates stayed at a hotel in a Beverly Hills neighborhood while the convention and most other delegates were downtown. Worst of all, he said, Idaho’s delegation was on the outskirts alone.

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Idaho superdelegate sides with Clinton in the end

Undecided Idaho superdelegate comes down on Clinton’s side

Bernie Sanders won an overwhelming majority of Idaho delegates in the Demcratic caucus, but superdelegate Van Beechler publicly announced herself undeclared. She remained undecided until Tuesday night’s vote for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, when she cast her vote for Clinton. “I was on the fence,” Beechler said.

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Idaho delegate youngest at DNC

Young Idaho delegate turns his eyes to national politics

Jesse Maldonado doesn’t take well to being told that something can’t be done. When he was in eighth grade his teacher told him he couldn’t be a politician. Now, Maldonado is the youngest delegate from at the National Democratic Convention, already with a history of influencing Idaho politics.

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Pro-Clinton Idaho superdelegate under scrutiny from Sanders supporters

Idaho’s pro-Clinton superdelegate resists Sanders backers

Carolyn Boyce, national committeewoman for the Idaho Democratic Party, is the lone supporter of Hillary Clinton among Idaho’s superdelegates. In a state that voted overwhelmingly for Bernie Sanders in its March Democratic caucus, Boyce’s position is unpopular. Idaho gave Sanders 18 of its 23 elected delegates.

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Undeclared Idaho superdelegate sides with Clinton

Idaho Democrats: Moving toward unity

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who met with his delegates privately at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Monday, told his supporters that the Democratic Party “needs Clinton to defeat Trump.” This was meant with resistance as delegates cried out “no!” and “we want Bernie!”

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Temple DNC News Bureau correspondents and partnering news organizations

abruzzoChristopher Abruzzo is a Journalism major entering his senior year, has worked as a Temple Update anchor and producer and Update Now anchor. Chris also leads campus tours as an Owl Ambassador and aspires to become an anchor and reporter for a news station in the Philadelphia area.

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Temple DNC News Bureau Correspondents

abruzzoChristopher Abruzzo is a Journalism major entering his senior year, has worked as a Temple Update anchor and producer and Update Now anchor. Chris also leads campus tours as an Owl Ambassador and aspires to become an anchor and reporter for a news station in the Philadelphia area.

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Pairings

Correspondent News Organization
Aishwarya Menon American Urban Radio Network
aurn.com
New York
Alexa Ross All Digitocracy
alldigitocracy.org
Washington
Brianna Spause The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette
islandpacket.com
Hilton Head Island, SC
Cherea Hatcher Bradenton Herald
bradenton.com
Bradenton, FL
Christina Klos Tri-City Herald
tricityherald.com
Kennewick, WA
Christopher Abruzzo Sun Herald
sunherald.com
Gulfport, MS
Hannah McComsey The Telegraph
macon.com
Macon, GA
Harrison Brink The Fresno Bee
fresnobee.com
Fresno, CA
Jennifer Kerrigan Idaho Statesman
idahostatesman.com
Boise, ID
Jeseamy Muentes KTVQ
ktvq.com
Montana Television Network
Liora Engel-Smith VTDigger
vtdigger.org
Montpelier, VT
Louis Finley Centre Daily Times
centredaily.com
State College, PA
Michaela Winberg The Bellingham Herald – bellinghamherald.com
Bellingham, WA
Paige Gross The Wichita Eagle
kansas.com
Wichita, KS
Rob DiRienzo KTVA 11HD
ktva.com
Anchorage, AK
Talore McBride The News Tribune
thenewstribune.com
Tacoma, WA
Taylor Carson The Tribune
thetribunenews.com
San Luis Obispo, CA
Taylor Schwartz Belleville News-Democrat
bnd.com
Belleville, IL
Tracy Yatsko KTVQ
ktvq.com
Montana Television Network
Jon Dowding templedncnews.org
Temple University
Philadelphia