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Tess Banion

_Editor's Note: Tess Banion, left, is one of three local delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging at LJWorld.com. Check back regularly to see what they're saying._As I sat on the floor of Invesco Field, I was overwhelmed with an incredible sense of pride. All these people ...

One for the books

Paul Davis

_Paul Davis is one of three Lawrence delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging on LJWorld.com. Check back often to see what they're saying.>_I've never seen anything like it and probably will never again. I joined over forty Kansas delegates somewhere around the ten yard line of ...

History in the making

Scott Rothschild

State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, said she won't forget U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's speech accepting the Democratic nomination or the entire closing night of the Democratic National Convention."It was electrifying," she said. And it was difficult getting to Denver's Invesco Field on Thursday, but Ballard said it was worth it.Ballard ...

Live from Invesco Field

Scott Rothschild

Obama wraps it up. This speech will be analyzed for days. Lots of moving passages, lots of specifics about what he intends to do. Lots of criticism of John McCain. Fireworks, red and white streamers. I'm signing off. Enjoy the campaign.***Sen. Obama couldn't get a more friendly crowd, but folks ...

It's been an emotional journey

Tess Banion

_Editor's Note: Tess Banion, left, is one of three local delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging at LJWorld.com. Check back regularly to see what they're saying._Wow, the last few days have been a blur. It seems like I have been in Colorado for a month. I ...

Reporting 101 at convention

Scott Rothschild

As the Democratic National Convention nears the finish line, I'd like to share a few thoughts from covering this. In reality, it is a Media Convention, kind of like summer camp for journalists, and one of our activities is to cover this group here in town. We even wear lanyards ...

Live during the Bill Clinton and Joe Biden speeches

Scott Rothschild

Obama compliments all the speakers"If I'm not mistaken Hilary Clinton rocked the house last night." Bill Clinton reminded folks what is was like to have a president "who actually puts people first."Change starts from the bottom up, he says.Now the Democratic National Convention moves to 75,000-seat Invesco Field at Mile ...

Kansas delegates pack medical supplies for impoverished nations

Scott Rothschild

DENVER - Approximately 20 Kansas delegates went to a massive warehouse outside Denver to help prepare medical supplies to be shipped to impoverished areas of the world.As part of the Democratic National Convention, all state delegations were assigned a public service project.The Kansas delegates worked for about an hour, sorting ...

Schweitzer rocks

Paul Davis

_Paul Davis is one of three Lawrence delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging on LJWorld.com. Check back often to see what they're saying.>_Next to Barack Obama, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is my favorite politician. There is something about a bolo tie, blue jeans wearing governor that ...

Why Sebelius wasn't the choice

Scott Rothschild

What a difference a day makes.Gov. Kathleen Sebelius spoke to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, and vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., speaks Wednesday night.So now that it has been a few days since Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama picked Biden - and not Sebelius, who many ...

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