Local Delegate Looks Forward To Democratic Convention


Fresh from announcing her pick for vice president, Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine rallied in Miami.

“Behind that smile, Tim also has a backbone of steel, just ask the NRA!” says Clinton.

Kaine is one of 20 senators ever to also serve as mayor and governor. Also among his accomplishments: he speaks fluent Spanish.

They made a point to point out their similarities.

“We both grew up in the Midwest, we were raised by fathers who ran small businesses,” says Clinton.

“I’m a Catholic, and Hillary’s a Methodist but I tell you, her creed is the same as mine, do all the good you can,” says Kaine.

And they both will head to Philadelphia for the week-long convention…just three short days after the Republicans wrapped up their convention in Cleveland.

“I think it’s going to be a convention that’s going to be filled with excitement,” says Senator Vivian Davis Figures.

Senator Vivian Davis Figures has not only attended, but been a delegate at each convention since 1984, with the exception of 2008 when she was the democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate.

After some said Trump’s speech harped on the doom and gloomy state of the nation, Senator Figures looks forward to an uplifting week in Pennsylvania.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a lot of negativism, I think we’re going to focus on the positive because we are a party of all the people and trying to bring people together.”

And she says there will be more answers than Donald Trump had in his speech Thursday night.

“Trump talked about what he wanted to do, but he didn’t talk about anything about how he was going to implement it,” says Figures.

It will be interesting to see how the Democrats move forward after 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee were leaked Friday, revealing many things, including their attempt to sink Bernie Sanders’ campaign by making his faith an issue. So far, neither the DNC nor the Clinton Campaign has commented. CBS will have primetime coverage of the Democratic Convention starting at 9pm Monday through Thursday.

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