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Local Delegates Emerge on DNC, Mingle with Prominent Politicians


Aired 4/19/09


Select San Diegans rubbed elbows with some high-profile politicians yesterday at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Rachel Rott is one of them. A Democratic Party pledge delegate from California's 49th Congressional district -- which covers much of Northern San Diego County -- she was inspired last night by emotionally-charged speeches by Senator Edward Kennedy and Michelle Obama, both of which framed Barack Obama as an embodiment of the American dream.

Rott: Joe Biden just walked by, and I just touched Caroline Kennedy in the hallway, and I saw Jim Webb on the floor.  This is, this is amazing.  This is once in a lifetime.  And this is our moment.  I think for all of America this is our chance to reclaim our country -- starting with moments like what Michelle gave us tonight."

Rott is one of many local delegates KPBS is trying to spotlight in its online coverage at .

Featured convention speakers on the docket tomorrow night include Hillary Clinton, who yesterday urged her delegates to use their votes to support Senator Obama.


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