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Democratic chair rallies Michigan delegates

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Lester Graham
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Michigan Radio

Democratic party leaders are rallying the troops on the first full day of the Democratic National Convention.

Not all the Michigan delegates have arrived at the convention because of Labor Day events back home. But a few delegates gathered today to hear from their party’s leader, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Recent polls show President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney running neck and neck in Michigan. Wasserman Schultz told the Michigan delegates they have work ahead of them.

“Because we’ve got to make sure we put Michigan in the blue column. We gotta make sure that Mitt Romney loses both of his home states, Massachusetts and Michigan (laugh).”

The Michigan delegates here will be attending a few caucus meetings and a huge outdoor festival in Charlotte today. The Democrats get down to the business of working on their party platform tomorrow.

Lester Graham reports for The Environment Report. He has reported on public policy, politics, and issues regarding race and gender inequity. He was previously with The Environment Report at Michigan Radio from 1998-2010.
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