Thunderstorms may have set the mood on the last day of the Democratic National Convention, but Rep. Lois Capps was not letting the bad weather dull her trip to the historic city of Philadelphia, where history was once again made with the nomination of Hillary Clinton for president.
On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, California’s Hillary Clinton campaign feels it accomplished its goal of unity within the party. But some delegates for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are still unpersuaded that they should check their dislike of Clinton and vote for her rather than Republican Donald Trump.
At a breakfast for the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention, more than half of the 422 seats are empty. The people filling the left side of the banquet hall -since day one primarily Bernie Sanders delegates – become scarcer every day as Sanders delegates feel disenfranchised from the official convention.
As the hot sun rose over Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, California delegates started off the third day of the Democratic National Convention with breakfast at the delegation hotel. Politicians from across California took to the stage during breakfast to rally delegates behind Hillary Clinton.
Halfway through the Democratic National Convention and, though they’ve been loud, Bernie Sanders delegates in general say they have no voice. Blame it on Donald Trump. On a night when Hillary Clinton became the first woman ever nominated by a major party to run for president, the theme from the dais Tuesday was speaking out against the Republican presidential nominee.
As the second day of the Democratic National Convention got underway in Philadelphia, the experience was very different for Clinton and Sanders delegates. Mike Heyl, a retired teacher from San Luis Obispo and vice chairman of the San Luis Obispo Democratic Party, said he was feeling fantastic following the first night of convention speeches on Monday.
Bernie Sanders, at the California delegation breakfast at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, says Democrats have to “defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton,” but not everyone in the crowd agrees.
As the Democratic National Convention got underway Monday in Philadelphia, San Luis Obispo convention delegate Heidi Harmon was among the large number of protesting Bernie Sanders delegates saying that the movement the Vermont senator started with his presidential run isn’t over even if his campaign is done.
On July 25, seven San Luis Obispo County residents will trade the Central Coasts for Philadelphia and attend the Democratic Nataion Convention. Mike Heyl, Cory Black and Susan Rose were chosen as delegates for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Heidi Harmon, Nick Andre and Sherri Stoddard are delegates for Vermont Sen.