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Philadelphia – The Democratic National Convention kicked off in Philadelphia Monday night and the New Jersey delegates are excited for the week ahead.
Delegates from all over the garden state were excited to get things started last night.
“Getting here, getting on the floor, feeling the energy, feeling the excitement. I’m just excited, I’m glad I’m a part of the New Jersey delegation,” said NJ Delegate Donna Chiera.
“Looking forward to hearing some good speeches. Looking forward more to the outcome of unity between all the candidates and all the delegates,” said NJ Delegate Ann Twomey.
And with night one’s theme being “United Together” dozens of speakers, including Senator Bernie Sanders, took the stage to do that.
The night was focused on uplifting the Democrats and Clinton rather than bad mouthing the competition.
But New Jersey Senator Cory Booker couldn’t help but slide in some words regarding how Republican nominee Donald Trump handled business in South Jersey.
“I’m from Jersey, I’m from the great Garden State and we’ve seen how he leads in Atlantic City. He got rich while his companies declared multiple bankruptcies,” said Senator Cory Booker.
New Jersey delegates stood with First Lady Michelle Obama on electing the first woman to take the oval office.
“And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all of our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman, can be President of the United States,” said Obama.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the first woman president, nominated,” said Chiera.
“It’s really exciting that we’re breaking all these glass ceilings. Barack Obama, the first African-American. Now Hillary Clinton, the first female president. It’s an exciting time in this nation,” said State Senate President, Steve Sweeney.
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