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Hillary Clinton's Big Night


It's Hillary Clinton's big night, as she prepares to become the first woman to accept the nomination for president by a major party.

Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with Lydia York, a Clinton delegate from New Castle, about her reaction to the historic moment and what she wants to hear from the nominee tonight.

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Sanders Delegates

Meanwhile, a number of Bernie Sanders supporters have reservations about Clinton with some vowing to vote for the Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Darrell Carrington, a Sanders delegate from Maryland, about how he saw the senator's supporters reacting to the new reality of a Clinton candidacy


Wilmington Transgender to Speak at Convention

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lSarah McBride

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A woman from Delaware is becoming the first openly transgender person to speak at a major U.S. political party's national convention.

The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign says its press secretary, Sarah McBride, is set to speak Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Cleveland.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the 25-year-old McBride is a Wilmington native who previously worked for Gov. Jack Markell and the late attorney general, Beau Biden.

She was a vocal proponent of Delaware's Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act, signed by Markell in 2013.

The News Journal reports that McBride came out her junior year American University while serving as student body president.

She says she was notified last week that she will speak on the same day Hillary Clinton l accepts the party's nomination.

O'Malley's Last Hurrah

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Former Governor Martin O'Malley (D-Md)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley praised Hillary Clinton and denounced Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention.

O'Malley, who ended his bid for the party's presidential nomination in February, spoke at the convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

He said Clinton will fight for people as president, while Trump won't. O'Malley says the Republican nominee for president "feeds off of economic fears and failures."

O'Malley told the convention hall "to hell with Trump's American nightmare. We believe in the American dream."

O'Malley dropped out of the race midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, after his campaign failed to gain traction against Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.