One Mississippi Democratic delegate traveled a circuitous route to the convention. Since spring, Jon Delperdang has served as an alternate delegate for the Mississippi Democratic Party. Delperdang’s journey, carrying to Philadelphia the wishes of the 2nd Congressional District Democrats in Mississippi began in Blaine, Minn., a suburb 15 miles north of Minneapolis.
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.
Mississippi delegates to the Democratic National Convention were having breakfast Monday about the same time embattled former party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz was taking heat from her own Florida delegation. Wasserman Schultz’s role in the convention was in trouble from the time emails hacked from the DNC’s servers surfaced Friday.
Bobby Moak was elected Mississippi’s Democratic Party chairman just a few weeks ago. Though Moak was a longtime member of the state Legislature, the Democratic National Convention will be his first. Despite the tough odds Hillary Clinton may have winning Mississippians’ votes in the presidential race against Donald Trump, Moak emphasizes how much history the Clinton family has had with the Magnolia State and he is solidly behind Clinton.