District Convention Open Thread

I’m At the 7th District convention in Buford. We’ve got 179 delegates here, with our credentials report just before 11 AM. We’ve got 19 candidates for 3 delegate and 3 alternate slots, and none have yet spoken.

What are you hearing at other conventions? Who are other conventions electing as delegates and alternates? Let us know in this OPEN THREAD.

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Lawton Sack
Lawton Sack

Eugene Yu and Congressman Rick Allen exchange verbal barbs. Allen accused Yu of not supporting his campaign. Yu, out of order, responded from the floor that it was untrue. A Yu campaign supporter accuses Allen of slander, out of order.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Republican Presidential Convention this year:

https://youtu.be/G5le92UmPmU

Charlie
Charlie

7th District Delegates
Rubio Delegate – BJ Van Gundy
Rubio Alternate – Buzz Brockway
Trump Delegate – Carolyn Fisher
Trump Alternate – Mary Adamski
Trump Delegate – David Hancock
Trump Alternate – Kathy Statham

Will Durant
Will Durant

Do the alternates still get to attend the convention?

Charlie
Charlie

Yes, they go. It’s customary for the delegates and alternates to switch out from time to time as the convention is over several days. I’m sure the delegates will want to make sure they’re the one on the floor during any potential second and subsequent ballot, but that’s often an agreement between a delegate, the alternate, and the state party chair or whomever coordinates the transfers to make sure that Georgia has the full voting strength on the floor at any given time.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Think you can convince Buzz to give us a post or two for old times sake? I will even take them in his beloved Storify format of tweets. Also since Rick is offering a polar opposite view from Philly it could be more contrast than snow on a coal pile.

Charlie
Charlie

11th District GOP:

Delegates: Bob Barr, Scott Johnson, and Brad Carver

Alternates: Rose Wing, Eric Johnson, and Senator Bruce Thompson

xdog
xdog

I need to keep up better. I figured Barr and the gop were pretty much done with each other.

Charlie
Charlie

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Charlie
Charlie

Per Debbie McCord of Columbia County:

Congratulations to the 12th district delegates, Michael Welsh Columbia County, Brittany Dasher Effingham County, and Chris Papierz Coffee County. Alternates are Bob Finnegan Richmond County, Ronald Schwartz, and Ricardo Bravo from Columbia County!

George Chidi
George Chidi

Fourth district Democratic caucus, checking in. The process went smoothly, as one might expect. Five Clinton delegates and one Sanders delegate will go to Philly on behalf of Hank Johnson’s district. All but about 20 of the 200 or so folks at the hall were Clinton supporters. I went to vote for Rita Robinzine as a Sanders voters, out of giggles. Clinton’s folks chose Eric and Queen Washington, a husband-and-wife team; State Rep. Billy Mitchell, Melva Hicks, a party activist, and the 18-year-old grandson of DeKalb’s county chairwoman. The process for Democrats is convoluted and weird, as befits our nature.… Read more »

rickday
rickday

9th Democratic Delegate convention checking in. The 9th sends 2 delegates for Clinton and 2 for Sanders Out of 54 supporters, Hilary drew “her close and personal friend” Wilson Golden, a 10 year veteran of the DNC, with Bobby Darrin Hair, and some nice Yankee lady, short but, you know…awl bidness like. Most common reason for Hillary supporters was “vagina”. Good Lord…. Out of 63 supporters Sanders drew two local drug policy reform leaders, Melissa Clink of SSDP and yours truly, from Peachtree NORML’s board of directors. In my remarks, I pointed out to pause and enjoy this moment; an… Read more »

George Chidi
George Chidi

I was worried we wouldn’t have one. Do it. You have my envy.