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Apr 14, 2012 6:36 PM by Lacey Steele

State Democratic Convention Held in Pueblo

It's a big weekend for Colorado Democrats.

Party leaders from across the state are gathered in Pueblo for the State Assembly and Convention.

Over 1,400 state Democratic delegates converge at the state fairgrounds to prepare for the Democratic National Convention.

"Today we will be electing the rest of the national delegates to North Carolina," said Julia Hicks, a delegate.

Democrats selected delegates for the DNC over the past several days, including 25 of them Saturday.

Ballots were passed out, and people were familiarized with the long list of candidates.

They also chose two members for the Electoral College.

The vibe for the day was pride both in Colorado and for President Barack Obama.

"As we said from the beginning, this is the greatest state in America, and it is the perfect laboratory by which we can get some of this stuff right," said Governor John Hickenlooper.

"We need to re-elect President Barack Obama because the people that their sending us from the other side, they need to get on down the road," said Hicks. "We are not, understand this, not going to let them take that White House."

With the desire to re-elect President Obama, U.S. Senator Mark Udall quoted Vice President Joe Biden when he said, "bin Laden is dead, and Detroit is alive."

Democratic delegates also nominated Stephen Ludwig to the ballot to run for University of Colorado Regent.

The Democratic National Convention will be held the week of September 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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