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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In the wake of police shootings, nightclub shootings and two ambushes of police officer, guns were on the agenda at the DNC’s Black Caucus. Former Attorney General Eric Holder said he doubts he’d vote for a candidate who didn’t favor gun regulation. And delegates seemed to agree.
Sen. Bernie Sanders told Washington state delegates that the country is now facing bigger issues than him losing the Democratic presidential nomination. “We have an enormous amount of work to do, and that means keeping our eyes focused on the real issues,” he said at the state’s early morning breakfast on Wednesday, July 27.
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.
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:56 PM EDT Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:27 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – Montana’s first openly transgendered delegate, Anita Green, attended the LGBT caucus on the second day of the Democratic National Convention, and she wasn’t alone, as several other Montana delegates attended, some specifically to support her.
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.