Arizona delegates offer different perceptions of convention impacts
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Cronkite News asked Arizona Democratic and Republican delegates whether their conventions strengthened their parties.
They sent us an audio clip of their thoughts.
Delegates from the Republican Party:
Republican delegates Debbie Lesko, Lori Klein and Diane Ortiz-Parsons agreed that the RNC unified the party. However, Jarrod White said the convention actually divided the party.
Delegates from the Democratic Party:
Democratic delegates Mikel Weisser, Steven Slugocki and Antoine Coffer all agreed that the DNC unified the party. Coffer said that the convention brought unity not only within the Democratic party but also to the country. However, Eve Shapiro is concerned that Hillary Clinton may not follow through with her promises.
The original story was updated at 3:10 p.m. on Aug. 2 to include submissions from Eve Shapiro and Diane Ortiz-Parsons.
(Photos courtesy of Debbie Lesko, Lori Klein, Jarrod White, Steven Slugocki, Mikel Weisser, Eve Shapiro, Diane Ortiz-Parsons and Kelsey DiGideo)