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.
Newly appointed Democratic National Chair and Ohio congresswoman Marcia Fudge spoke at the Wednesday, July 27, 2016 SC Delegate morning breakfast. Here she talks about what a woman in the presidency means to her.
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.
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.
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.
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Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean urged delegates from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire to unify behind the Democratic presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Dean, a former presidential nominee, was one of several Clinton backers who emphasized the need for party unity at a breakfast with delegates on Tuesday.
By JON DOWDING Published in partnership with AllDigitocracy.org and Temple University’s Department of Journalism The women’s caucus meeting started with applause and exuberance as the second day of the Democratic National Convention got underway.
Some Washington State delegates supporting Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention still can’t find enough to get excited about Hillary Clinton. But they’ve found one issue around which they can unite. The Democratic nominee, they feel, trumps Donald Trump when it comes to support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
In a county where the amount of registered Democrats and Republicans are nearly equal, Susan DeMetrick is looking to tip the district to a progressive blue, starting at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. DeMetrick is one of five elected delegates who will descend on the city this week from Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.