Democratic National Convention: Supporters hope to reintroduce Clinton to skeptical voters

From The Washington Post:

By the end of the evening, Clinton is poised to make history as the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party. But Democrats want to first reverse sustained negative perceptions of her, relying on people that the Clinton campaign says have been touched by her decades of work as a lawyer, first lady, senator and the nation’s top diplomat to make the case.

Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta said Tuesday that Democrats “need to move on” from infighting over the outcome of the primary, which saw Clinton soundly defeat challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders in both votes and delegates.

The comments came after a chaotic day marred by intraparty squabbling on the floor of the Democratic convention and in backroom negotiations between the Clinton campaign and outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The first session of the convention was repeatedly marred by the shouts and boos of supporters of Sanders (I-Vt.), who repeatedly interrupted speakers in the hall.

On Tuesday morning, Podesta insisted, “We’ve got to get over it.”

The Clinton campaign appreciates Sanders’s endorsement and his decades of work on liberal causes, “but we need to move on and consolidate around Hillary,” he said on “CBS This Morning.” “And I think the people watching television last night, not just the people in the hall but the people watching television, what did they see? They saw that full-throated endorsement by Bernie.”

Sanders doubled-down on his support Tuesday morning. Speaking at a breakfast meeting of the California delegation, he dismissed the boos of supporters and urged them to back Clinton.

“It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face” if Trump becomes president because Democrats didn’t support the ticket, he said.

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