Day Four of the Democratic National Convention "Stronger Together"

07/28/2016 07:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA – It is the final day of the Democratic National Convention, and after four days it seems that the party is finally uniting behind Hillary Clinton. Most of the speakers at the Kentucky delegation’s last breakfast together Thursday Morning urged the delegation to support Clinton in November. One speaker, however, had a different message. Actor Kendrick Sampson, who had supported Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, told them to pay attention between now and November.

“I get to make my decision in November,” Sampson said. “So up until that point I’m going to be listening, and I’m going to be holding people accountable.”

Last night’s stage was packed with a ton of political star power with both Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama firing up the crowd. While the Kentucky delegates all had different favorite moments from last night’s speeches, Kentucky Democratic Party Chairwoman, Sannie Overly,the most moving moment of the week came Tuesday. Overly being moved by taking part in the roll call vote to nominate the first female to a major party.

“One of the most moving parts about it were there are a number of women in our delegation that are about my moms age, and they were moved to tears,” Overly said. “One lady said to me this is something we worked our entire lives for.”

Keeping Kentucky’s lower chamber blue this November is top priority among Bluegrass Democrats. Only three sitting lawmakers were part of the Kentucky Delegation this week at the Democratic National Convention. While some may speculate that local lawmakers don’t want ties to national candidates weighing them down in their reelection bids, at least one legislator in Philadelphia doesn’t think Clinton will harm his race back in the Bluegrass. When asked if he was concerned about any negative effect Clinton could have on Democrats in Kentucky or on him specifically all State Representative Darryl Owens, D -Louisville had to say was “no.”

Madeline Janicki

Madeline is a producer for Spectrum News. You can watch her work on Pure Politics, the only statewide nightly show dedicated solely to Kentucky Politics. Madeline is an Indiana native and received her degree in Communications from Indiana University. Her background is as a news producer but her passion for civic engagement and drive to bring voters information on issues that impact their lives brought her to Pure Politics. Here she gets to work on projects like her multi-part digital series on how the national group Teach For America is working in Eastern Kentucky Schools. If you have a story idea, email her at


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