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Democratic convention opens to boos, protest signs

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 01:24

Supporters of Bernie Sanders and opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement turn out for the opening night of the Democratic convention, where party officials are trying to unite delegates behind presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Rep. Marsha Fudge faced boos and protest signs at the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Fudge was named chair of the convention, after Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to give up her position at the convention in the wake of the release of embarrassing emails. Party officials trying to recover from the missteps were hoping to project a positive atmosphere at the convention Monday night, but newly-named chairwoman Fudge faced boos when she tried to rally delegates behind presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Some delegates wore shirts and hats supporting rival Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Others carried signs protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which President Obama, a Democrat, supports.

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Democratic convention opens to boos, protest signs

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 01:24