Lauderdale County Holds Democratic Party Convention

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

Lauderdale County convention delegates along with other Democrats met at the Lauderdale County Courthouse with the general election at the top of their agenda.

Lauderdale County Democratic Committee executive chair Melba Clark says after such a huge turnout in the Tuesday Democratic Primary, Mississippi Democrats can build their momentum.

"And this group that has been selected today will serve to make sure that information gets out to encourage people to vote, to hold whatever kind of gatherings we can to encourage them to vote democratic and just keep the democratic party in the forefront," she said.

Twenty delegates were selected to attend the third congressional district meeting in Pearl March 26. Members also selected the executive committee for the next four years. Leslie Doolittle will serve on that committee. This is her first time and she is eager to be a part of the process.

"And so we are going to get together and we are going to talk about the issues and talk about the economy and what democrats want to do to help solve these problems," she said.

"Know that we are Democrats and we don't make choices right now. We are supporting the party and once the party choices a nominee then we will be out supporting that nominee," Clark said.

But Doolittle has already chosen Barack Obama and she's hopeful he will be the Democratic presidential nominee.

"I think Lauderdale County's turnout showed what a fantastic of a campaign he's running, how much the people of Lauderdale County care about universal health care and about uniting the Democratic and Republican party," Doolittle said. "We've had too much division and now we have someone who's going to lead us to work together to solve these problems."

Saturday's county convention is the next stop to the state convention this June in Jackson and ultimately the national convention this August in Denver.

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