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Local delegates attend DNC

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Thousands heard President Obama's speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, and among the crowd, several delegates from our area.  

News Leader 9's Curtis McCloud spoke to the local Democrats this evening about their experience at the DNC in Charlotte.

Congressman Sanford Bishop along with state representative Calvin Smyre and municipal court clerk Vivan Bishop were all in Charlotte when the First Lady made her address to Democrats and the national convention. 

"I think now people are realizing the mess that the President inherited, what a yeoman job he has done in dealing with it and looking forward for him to layout the vision for the future," said Bishop.

Representative Calvin Smyre, who has attended nine democratic conventions since the 70's, says this experience is incomparable. 

 "I'm just excited today as I am today as I was in 1980," Smyre said. "I was glad to hear the positive messages we got to hear with Michelle Obama, Julio Castro out of Texas, and now with President Clinton."

"To see the energy rising we watched the other attendees and listened to them and the crowd was just wonderful."

Congressman Bishop said he believes that the convention has set the Democratic Party on fire and prepared many for the election in November.      

All of the delegates say they enjoyed Michelle Obama and former president Bill Clinton's speeches.

They are expected to back in Columbus sometime next week.

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