Day three of the Republican National Convention " Make America First Again"

07/20/2016 08:00 PM

CLEVELAND – Donald Trump officially clenched the Republican Presidential nomination and the Kentucky delegates got to take part in history. Speaking on behalf of the Kentucky delegation, Governor Matt Bevin cast the roll call vote and Kentucky delegates called it exciting. State Representative David Osborne, R-Prospect, said, “I just absolutely saw history made. And regardless of what that looks like, it’s exciting to be a part of it. It’s what our country’s made of.”

Delegates are not the only people walking around the convention. Of course you can expect to bump into high-profile politicians, but you also never know who you will see. Legendary boxing promoter Don King was moving through the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. And as King says, you have to put people before party.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a prime time speech on night two of the convention. Scott Jennings, one of the Kentucky delegates and the person who ran a McConnell Super PAC in his 2014 reelection race, believes that McConnell’s Tuesday night address hit the nail on the head. He believes it will help republicans move forward after the convention.

“Once you get past the conventions, you’re going to start more of these policy debates get framed up. I think McConnell started that last night,” Jennings said.

While prime time speeches are usually the only ones the media are invited to, a variety of speakers are set up throughout the week for delegates. Every now and then though events will be opened up to press, such as the Kentucky delegation’s event Wednesday morning. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and President of American Strategy Group Brian Kennedy spoke to the Kentucky delegates about immigration and radical Islam.

Tonight, State Senator Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, will take the stage in prime time. Alvarado told Pure Politics earlier this week that President Barack Obama has failed to live up to the speech that helped him break onto the political scene in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. In that speech, Obama, a U.S. Senate candidate at the time, said we are all Americans. Alvarado feels that Obama has failed to live up to the expectations established by that speech of bringing the country together.

“Here we are now at the very end of his presidency more divided than I’ve ever seen this country before,” said Alvarado.


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