2019 California Democratic Convention: Standing Ovations and Jeers

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This past weekend was the 2019 California Democratic Convention held over three sessions. During this time, fourteen total Democratic presidential candidates attended to make their pitch covering a range of topics. During the first session on Saturday, we heard from Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, and Kamala Harris. During the second session on Saturday, we heard from Cory Booker, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Ryan, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, and Kirsten Gillibrand. The last session on Sunday, we saw John Delaney, Julian Castro, and Bernie Sanders.

Each candidate was given about 10 minutes to make their speech. Though there wasn’t a distinct “winner” at the end, three candidates received a lot of positive responses: Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Pete Buttigieg. Warren discussed big structural change, Booker gave a passionate speech about gun violence, and Pete Buttigieg was met with a standing ovation before saying a single word. Though these three candidates received praise and attention, all of the candidates did well except for one: John Hickenlooper. About halfway through his speech, Hickenlooper said, “If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big goals, socialism is not the answer,” which was immediately met with boos and jeers.

You can click here to listen to ALL the speeches made by the fourteen candidates.

Click here to read the full 6/2/2019 article by Zohreen Shag from ABC News.

Photos from 4President.us/blog

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