Monday Aug. 1, 2016
The Republican and Democratic national conventions in July provided plenty of fodder for local coverage — reaction from locals taking part as delegates to what went down in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
With a Bernie Sanders delegate and Hillary Clinton super delegate from Elkhart County, covering the Democrats proved to be more interesting. At least there were a few more sparks than at GOP event, which resulted in the formal nomination of Donald Trump. I spoke with the local delegates by phone (didn’t make it outside the confines of Elkhart County), but it still offered a means to connect locals with national events.
Here are links to two of my articles:
- “Elkhart delegate to GOP convention says Trump can ‘rebuild the American Dream,'” July 18, 2016
- “Elkhart County Democrats buoyed, disappointed by Clinton’s presidential nomination,” July 30, 2016