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.
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.
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.
When he’s not number crunching at his day job in the finance industry, Greg Stewart dedicates his life to politics, playing a key part in helping this year’s delegates get to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Though he is not a delegate this time around, this will be the Centre County Democratic Committee chairman’s third convention.
There is nothing like a good theme for a party. With the Democratic Party’s Pennsylvania delegation, that theme was clear in the first meeting Monday at the DoubleTree hotel on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. It was all about party unity. Notable speakers for that first event included Gov.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who met with his delegates privately at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Monday, told his supporters that the Democratic Party “needs Clinton to defeat Trump.” This was meant with resistance as delegates cried out “no!” and “we want Bernie!”
Richard May of Bellingham was one of about 100 delegates to the Democratic National Convention pledged to Sen. Bernie Sanders who walked out of the hall July 26, 2016, in protest of Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president. Other Whatcom County delegates did not participate in the walkout.