At the California delegates’ breakfast July 25 in Philadelphia, what was supposed to be a festive celebration of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (sounds of the Beach Boys’ “California Girls” greeted delegates in the conference room) turned tense when speakers took the stage.
Temperatures soared to the mid-90s in Philadelphia on Monday, and emotions were running just as high among those attending the first day of the Democratic National Convention. The big point of contention was the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee, amid a series of damning leaked emails that show bias toward Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
Georgia delegates got up early Monday morning to rally for the Democratic Party. At 7:30 a.m., Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman DuBose Porter and other delegates began to fill the room. Porter said he was ready for an exciting week at the convention.
When Hillary Clinton introduced Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate last week, many Washington state progressives were not happy. And Monday, on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, they still weren’t. “(Kaine) may not have been the best choice if Clinton wants to include progressives,” said Jake Egloff, a delegate from Wenatchee who supports Sen.