Democratic National Convention kicks off in Charlotte
Posted at: 09/04/2012 3:58 PM
| Updated at: 09/04/2012 5:47 PM
By: Janet Lomax | WHEC.com
Last week, it was the Republicans. Tuesday night, the spotlight is on the Democrats who are kicking off their national convention.
Thousands of people are in Charlotte, North Carolina including Rochester’s Ken Preston, grassroots organizer for the Obama campaign.
Preston attended the New York delegate breakfast Tuesday morning where Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy spoke. Preston said the Lieutenant Governor Duffy spoke about moving New York ahead and looking out for the middle class. He also talked about the work that the Cuomo administration has done and also the work that the elected officials have done to move the middle class ahead and create jobs.
First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the campaign Tuesday night. Preston said the First Lady has many roles in the campaign, but he thinks she is going to sell the delegates and the faithful across the country the message of sticking with him because there’s so much left to do.
Preston said in order for the President to win this election, he needs three things: the African-American vote, the Latino vote and support from working women. Preston says he believes they have support from those demographics.
First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at 10:00pm. You can watch it on News10NBC.