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Some of CD 15 candidate Jim Lange’s website language is very similar to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s

Democrat Jim Lange is in an uphill battle to defeat Republican incumbent Dennis Ross in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. Though there hasn’t been much public polling on the race, Ross defeated the last Democrat he faced, Alan Cohn, by nearly 20 percentage points in 2014.

Lange is running as a progressive in the Polk/Hillsborough county-based district, and has been called by some supporters as being “in the mold of Bernie Sanders.”

Some of the language listed on his website also appears to be in the mold – or language of – the Vermont Senator, as well as that of Massachusetts’ Senator Elizabeth Warren.

On Sanders’ website under the heading of “Improving the Rural Economy,” is a subsection that says “Family Farms instead of Factory Farms.”

It is unacceptable that just four corporations control 82% of the nation’s beef cattle market, 85% of soybean processing, and 63% of pork processing. It is unacceptable that there are over 300,000 fewer farmers than there were 20 years ago. It is unacceptable that the top 10% of farms collect 75% of farm subsidies, while the bottom 62% do not receive any subsidies.  We have to adopt policies that will turn this around.

On Lange’s website, under the section called “Improving the Rural Economy,” there is this:

It is unacceptable that the top 10% of farms collect 75% of farm subsidies, while the bottom 62% do not receive any subsidies leaving many of our local farmers out to dry.  New policies must be adopted to turn this around. I will fight for farm policies that will foster the entry of a new generation of owner-operators.  I will not back away from land stewardship standards that include the commonwealth of clean water for all.  I believe in family farms, and I will do my very best to help them survive and prosper.

In that same “Improving the Rural Economy” section on Sanders’ website, there is this:

Senator Sanders will fight for farm policies that will foster the entry of a new generation of owner-operators.  He will not back away from land stewardship standards that include the commonwealth of clean water for all.

On Lange’s site there is this:

I will fight for farm policies that will foster the entry of a new generation of owner-operators.  I will not back away from land stewardship standards that include the commonwealth of clean water for all.  I believe in family farms, and I will do my very best to help them survive and prosper.

On Social Security, this comes from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s website:

Too many have been using scare tactics when it comes to Social Security. The problems in Social Security funding are serious, but they are fixable. Social Security is safe for at least the next 20 years and, if we act quickly, we can make modest changes that will keep the system solvent without cutting back on benefits. We need honesty and political will to move forward. Social Security is a promise made to our seniors and it would be a breach of trust – and just plain poor economic policy – to jeopardize this program with unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes.

From Jim Lange’s website:

The issues with Social Security funding are serious, yet fixable.  Social Security is safe for at least the next 20 years.  I am prepared to take action and make modest changes that will keep the system solvent without cutting back on benefits.  One modest change that I would support is raising or even eliminating the Social Security cap on taxable earnings.  Of course, any change to the program will require the political will and resolve of both parties.  Social Security is a promise made to our seniors.  It would be both a breach of trust and poor economic policy to jeopardize this program with unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes.

When contacted on Tuesday, Lange wrote to FloridaPolitics in an email that, “My site reflects my philosophy and that of members of my party whom I respect and want to emulate.  I will allow you to draw your own conclusion and distribute your opinion to your readers as you see fit. ”

The Dennis Ross campaign did not respond to our requests for comment.

Ousted from DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz fighting to stay in House

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz easily won her South Florida district six times, but a Democratic primary challenge from a Bernie Sanders-backed law professor is making her seventh bid less than a sure bet — and her recent resignation as Democratic National Committee chairwoman hasn’t helped.

Tim Canova has raised about $2.8 million thanks to the former presidential candidate’s endorsement, an almost unheard of amount for a first-time candidate and almost as much as Wasserman Schultz’s $3 million. He is running an aggressive campaign, accusing Wasserman Schultz of being a pawn of Wall Street who backs corporate donors over progressive causes. The primary is Aug. 30.

“Wasserman Schultz is like a lot of politicians who live in their own little bubble. They are not out and around the people and I have been,” said Canova, 56, who teaches business law at Nova Southeastern University.

Wasserman Schultz, 49, re-emerged in public Thursday, six days after the Democratic National Convention and her forced resignation as national party chair following a leaked email scandal. She immediately went on the counterattack, saying Canova is using “disingenuous half-truths, lies and distortions” to attack her record. She received loud applause Thursday night at a forum on healing the rift between the police and black community that was held at a predominantly African-American megachurch.

“I have a deep and proud commitment to our community,” she said, listing Social Security, the Affordable Care Act and recovery programs that eased the 2008 financial crisis as examples of progressive policies she helped pass. “My opponent can say whatever he wants, but the people I represent … know better.” She also has the support of Vice President Joe Biden, who will campaign on her behalf at a closed fundraiser Friday evening.

In Wasserman Schultz’s previous elections, she never drew a primary opponent in her suburban Fort Lauderdale district or a serious Republican challenge. In general elections, she received at least 60 percent of the vote in a 2-to-1 Democratic district that stretches from the ocean to the Everglades and includes high-rise beachfront hotels and condos, golf resorts and luxury malls and a mix of poor, middle-class, retiree and well-heeled communities.

Wasserman Schultz has been perceived as such a powerhouse — and the district so uncompetitive — that former U.S. Rep. Allen West, a tough-talking favorite of conservative Republicans and one of her fiercest critics, ran legally in a neighboring district even though he lived in hers to avoid near-certain defeat. The district favored Clinton over Sanders by a 68 to 31 percent margin in the March presidential primary.

“I’ve known Debbie for 25 years and she has always been very, very supportive of the district and environmental matters, which is important to me,” said supporter Lily Sayre, who owns a horse stable in Southwest Ranches, a semirural enclave in the district. “I’ve always known her to be forthright and standing by what she believes, whether it helps her politically or not.”

The email leaks that cost Wasserman Schultz her DNC post are motivating Canova’s backers, who say they prove what they long believed: that Wasserman Schultz threw aside fairness and neutrality to weaken Sanders’ chances of defeating Clinton in the Democratic primaries.

“My family fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War I and World War II, including my father. Some of them lost their lives. No one steals my right to a free vote,” said makeup artist Ellen Kinnally, a Sanders supporter who said she moved into the district specifically to vote for Canova.

Wasserman Schultz denies showing favoritism in the presidential race, saying she strictly followed party rules.

The leaked emails show that DNC staffers closely tracked their boss’s race. They monitored media coverage and tried to get details of a speech Canova gave by internet to an Alaska progressive group while she spoke at that state’s Democratic convention. They circulated a campaign news release about Canova getting Sander’s endorsement — Wasserman Schultz ordered Canova’s name stricken from its headline.

Canova said he began considering a challenge last year when he organized opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and Wasserman Schultz and her congressional staff never agreed to a meeting. She became the only Democrat in Florida’s House delegation who voted to fast-track the pact’s approval, which had been opposed by labor unions, environmental groups and other liberal constituencies as well as some tea party groups on the Republican side.

“She has been taking millions of dollars from the biggest Wall Street banks and corporations and I started looking at her voting record and it is lined up with these corporate interests,” he said.

Wasserman Schultz said her staff met with Canova and his group in her district office last year and had their concerns heard.

“Unfortunately, that’s been what my opponent has engaged in this entire campaign,” she said.

The winner of the Wasserman Schultz-Canova race will likely face Republican Joe Kaufman in November. He lost to Wasserman Schultz by a 63 to 37 percent margin in 2014.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Touting support for TPP, Bob Buckhorn to attend White House State Dinner tonight with Singapore’s Prime Minister

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, taking a summer respite from his daily duties in the Bay area, will be attending Tuesday night’s White House State Dinner in honor of Singapore’s Prime Minister & Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong. 

“Joining the President and First Lady in welcoming Prime Minister & Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong is both an honor and a privilege,” said Buckhorn, who will be joined by his wife, Dr. Cathy Lynch Buckhorn, for the festivities.

“Singapore remains one of our closest allies in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” Buckhorn said. “I look forward to working with the government of Singapore and the Obama administration to increase global trade and create American jobs as the recent widening of the Panama Canal opens up significant opportunities to increase trade with the Asian market.”

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership has roiled parts of the Democratic Party, Buckhorn remains an unflagging supporter of the controversial trade deal in his role as chair of the TTP task force with the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The deal is opposed by both major party political candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Clinton only came around in opposition after her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, made his opposition to the TPP one of the principal parts of his candidacy.

Singapore is one of the 12 signatories to the agreement, which has yet to be approved by Congress. Conventional wisdom has it that the House and Senate will deal with it during a lame-duck session later this year.

The Tampa City Council — all Democrats — also passed a resolution earlier this year urging Congress to reject the deal.

President Obama stressed earlier on Tuesday that he still he plans to move ahead with the deal while he’s in office despite bipartisan opposition on trade.

Right now I’m president, and I’m for it,” Obama said at a midday news conference with the Singaporean Prime Minister. “And I think I’ve got the better argument. I’ve made this argument before. I’ll make it again. We are part of a global economy. We’re not reversing that.”

It’s been a heady couple of weeks for Tampa’s Mayor.

Buckhorn spent last week in Philadelphia taking in the Democratic National Convention, which included attending a lunch of Clinton alumni during the middle of the week. He also gave a strong speech to the Florida Democratic Delegation at a breakfast, reviving talks that he good be gubernatorial timber.

Sally Bradshaw’s bolt from GOP a sign of Donald Trump’s impact on party

Less than four years ago, the Republican Party tapped a few respected party officials to help the GOP find its way forward. This week, one of them says she’s leaving the party — driven out by Donald Trump.

While not a household name, Sally Bradshaw‘s decision to leave the GOP rocked those who make politics their profession. The longtime aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was one of the five senior Republican strategists tasked with identifying the party’s shortcomings and recommending ways it could win the White House after its losing 2012 presidential campaign.

Now, she says, she’ll vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if the race in her home state of Florida appears close come Election Day.

“Sally is representative of an important segment of our party, and that is college-educated women, where Donald Trump is losing by disastrous margins,” said Ari Fleischer, who worked with Bradshaw on the GOP project and was a senior adviser to President George W. Bush. “Trump has moved in exactly the opposite direction from our recommendations on how to make the party more inclusive.”

Fleischer still supports Trump over Clinton. But Bradshaw is among a group of top Republican operatives, messengers, national committee members and donors who continue to decry Trump’s tactics, highlighting almost daily — with three months until Election Day — the rifts created by the billionaire and his takeover of the party.

This past weekend, the billionaire industrialist Charles Koch (coke) told hundreds of donors that make up his political network that Trump does not embrace, nor will he fight for, free market principles.

That’s one reason Koch‘s network, which has the deepest pockets in conservative politics, is ignoring the presidential contest this year and focusing its fundraising wealth on races for Congress. Donors and elected officials gathering at a Koch event in Colorado said they accepted the Koch brothers’ decision, even if it hurts the GOP’s White House chances.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, among the high-profile Republicans on hand, refused to endorse Trump and referenced now defunct political parties, such as the Whigs, when asked about the health of the modern-day GOP.

“The party is not really what matters. It’s the principles,” Bevin told The Associated Press.

Another of those in attendance, House Speaker Paul Ryan, didn’t even mention his party’s presidential nominee during his speech to the group. Yet he referenced an election he called “personality contest” devoid of specific goals or principles.

Liberals and those on the political left are hardly fully united around Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, whose convention was interrupted on occasion by supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

But after beating Sanders in the primaries, Clinton took steps to win over Sanders and his supporters — including agreeing to changes to the party’s platform. Trump has shown little such inclination, pushing ahead instead with the approach and policy proposals that proved successful in the GOP primary.

Among the key recommendations of the post-2014 report that Bradshaw helped write was for the party to be more inclusive to racial and ethnic minorities, specifically Latino voters. One of Trump’s defining policies is his call to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, and forcibly deport the millions of people — many of whom are Hispanic — living in the country illegally.

Bradshaw told The Associated Press her decision to change her voter registration in her home state of Florida was “a personal decision,” with the tipping point being Trump’s criticism of the Muslim mother of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq in 2004. In an email to CNN, Bradshaw wrote that the GOP was “at a crossroads and have nominated a total narcissist — a misogynist — a bigot.”

Her decision to leave the party isn’t “a good sign, given the role she’s played at the national level with the RNC and the high esteem in which she’s held,” said Virginia Republican Chris Jankowski, among the nation’s leading GOP legislative campaign strategists.

Another member of the panel that examined Mitt Romney‘s 2012 loss is Henry Barbour, a Republican National Committee member from Mississippi.

In a message to the AP, he joined the many Republicans who called on Trump to apologize to the family of the late Capt. Humayun Khan, a suggestion the billionaire has rejected to date.

Like Fleischer, he does not plan to follow Bradshaw out of the party, but insisted that Trump must work harder to unify it.

“If we are to gain anything by this, Donald Trump must show he wants to unite Americans so he can win in November and the best way to do this would be to apologize,” Barbour said. “There’s no excuse, particularly for his comments about Mrs. Khan.”

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Balloons drop, mark end of Hillary Clinton’s convention

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

11:35 p.m.

Balloons are falling on Hillary Clinton‘s convention in Philadelphia.

Red, white and blue balloons are raining down on Democrats and blanketing the stage as Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine celebrate their nomination with their families.

The convention-closing party included pyrotechnics that seemed to startle even Clinton, as well as an elaborate “card stunt” that doesn’t appear to have come off as planned.

According to instructions given earlier in the night, delegates were supposed to hold up color cards attached to their seats to spell out a message.

But within the hall at least, it was not clear what message read.

11:30 p.m.

There are some signs of discontent amid the celebration of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination.

As Clinton spoke, several people in the crowd at the Democratic National Convention unfurled a banner that said “Wikileaks.” It’s a reference to the leaked party emails that some say show the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over primary rival Bernie Sanders.

Near the Hawaii delegation, a few delegates waved signs for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Some Sanders delegates sat quietly throughout the speech.

For much of Clinton’s speech, a bright red sign stood out from the sea of campaign posters. It read, “Keep your promises.”

Clinton struggled to keep command of the arena. She was repeatedly interrupted by chants of “Hillary!” – that was her supporters’ way of drowning out hecklers.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Hillary Clinton urges voters ‘to stand up to bullies’

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

11:26 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is calling on voters to “stand up to bullies.”

She says her mother never let her back down from a challenge, and “literally blocked the door” when a young Hillary tried to hide from a neighborhood bully.

Clinton says she still hears her mother urging her “to keep working, keep fighting for right, no matter what.”

She says that, “More than a few times, I’ve had to pick myself up and get back in the game.”

Clinton is closing her speech at the Democratic National Convention by urging Americans to look to the future “with courage and confidence.”

11:24 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump is offering America “empty promises” and what she’s calling “bigotry and bombast.”

She says the choice is clear between the GOP nominee’s rhetoric and what says she is the Democrats’ “bold agenda to improve the lives of people across our country.”

Clinton says she didn’t believe it at first that Trump meant “all the horrible things he says.”

She’s talking about the times Trump called women “pigs” and said a federal judge of Mexican heritage couldn’t be fair to him and denigrated Sen. John McCain’s military service in Vietnam because he was captured.

Clinton says it “was just too hard to fathom” that a candidate for president could say such things.

But she says she had to acknowledge “the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump.”

11:22 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Americans need to stand up against “mean and divisive rhetoric” and heal the divides in the fabric of American society.

The Democratic presidential nominee is using her acceptable speech at the party’s convention to say Americans must unite to deal with gun violence, immigration and racial strife.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump can’t be trusted with nukes

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

1:18 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is questioning whether Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has the temperament to be commander in chief.

She says Trump “can’t even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign.”

Clinton says Trump loses his cool at the “slightest provocation” – when he’s gotten tough questions from reporters, when he’s challenged in a debate or when he sees a protester at a rally.

Here’s her take: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

11:15 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says the U.S. needs a leader who’ll work with allies to keep America safe.

Clinton says the presidential election presents a stark choice on national security, with the U.S. facing what she says are “determined enemies that must be defeated.”

She says people want “steady leadership.”

Clinton says she’s proud of the Iran nuclear and global climate agreements – and says both must be enforced now.

Neither deal happened while she was in government.

Clinton says she’ll stand by NATO allies against any Russian threats.

And she’s pledging to defeat the Islamic States group with airstrikes and support for local ground forces, while authorizing a “surge” in intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks.

Clinton says: “We will prevail.”

11:10 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is assailing Donald Trump‘s record as a businessman.

She points to Atlantic City, New Jersey – about 60 miles from Philadelphia, site of the Democratic convention. She says there are contractors and small businesses that lost everything because Trump refused to pay his bills for work they did in his casinos.

Clinton says Trump talks a “big game” about putting America first. But Trump’s clothing line is made overseas, not in the United States. The same goes for other Trump products, such as furniture and picture frames, Clinton says.

“Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again,” she says. “Well, he could start by actually making things in America again,” she says.

11:08 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is checking off one policy difference after another with Republican rival Donald Trump.

She’s promising to appoint Supreme Court justices “who will get money out of politics” and expand voting rights, “not restrict them.”

Clinton is calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the high court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling that’s especially unpopular among Democrats.

The Democratic nominee says she’ll fight to overhaul the immigration system.

She’s voicing support for raising the minimum wage, expanding health insurance and ensuring women are paid the same as men.

Clinton is talking about issues on which she’s moved closer to primary rival Bernie Sanders. They include support for companies sharing more profits with workers and opposition to what she calls “unfair trade deals.”

11:06 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump didn’t offer any solutions to problems when he gave his nominating speech last week.

The Democratic nominee is citing several goals for the first 100 days of a Clinton administration.

Topping her list is bipartisan support to pass what she says will be the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.

Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure.

Clinton says she’ll work with primary rival Bernie Sanders to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all. She also promises to “liberate” millions of people already with student debt.

11:04 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says her presidential nomination is a milestone on America’s “march toward a more perfect union.”

Clinton is the first woman nominee of a major party. She tells the Democratic convention that the achievement is special “for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between.”

But she says the nation must keep going until all 161 million women and girls in the country have the opportunities they deserve.

Clinton says: “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.”

She says she’s happy for boys and men, too, because when a barrier fall, it clears the way for all.

11:02 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says her mother – who was abandoned by her parents as a young girl – taught her an important life lesson.

Clinton says Dorothy Rodham told her: “No one gets through life alone.”

Clinton mentioned her late mother several times in her nomination speech at the Democratic National Convention.

She says her mom was saved by the kindness of others, including a first-grade teacher who brought extra food to share with the little schoolgirl.

She says her mother, who ended up on her own at age 14 and worked as a maid, told her daughter that people have to look out for one another and “lift each other up.”

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Hillary Clinton says she’d be president for all people

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

10:56 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says she’d be a president for Democrats, Republicans and independents – “for all those who vote for me and those who don’t.”

She says she’s met many people who motivate her to fight for change, including sick children and survivors of 9/11.

Clinton says “it’s true, I sweat the details of policy.

She says details should be a “big deal” to the president.

10:54 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Democrats haven’t done a good enough job of showing working families that they understand what these families are going through.

Clinton says she agrees with families that have told her the economy just isn’t working.

She says Americans are willing to work, and work hard.

But right now, she says, “an awful lot of people feel there is less and less respect for the work they do.”

10:52 p.m.

Democratic Delegates have twice broken out in chants of “Hillary!” during their presidential nominee’s acceptance speech in order to drown out isolated hecklers in the convention hall.

Some supporters of primary rival Bernie Sanders still object to Clinton’s nomination and they were planning to express their displeasure.

Clinton hasn’t acknowledged any of the jeers or yelling.

Some Washington state delegates left quietly – with tape over their mouths – as Clinton spoke.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Hillary Clinton says no one person can fix everything

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

10:50 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is telling Democrats at the party’s national convention not to believe anyone who says, “I alone can fix it.”

That’s a knock on her Republican rival, Donald Trump. He told GOP delegates a week ago that he’s the only one who can fix “the system.”

Clinton is accepting the Democratic nomination and warning that Trump’s words should “set off alarm bells for all of us.”

She accusing Trump of forgetting such people as America’s troops, its police and firefighters, teachers and others.

Clinton says Americans don’t say, “I alone can fix it” but “we’ll fix it together.”

She’s emphasizing her point by saying the Founding Fathers designed the Constitution so America would be a nation where no one person has all the power.

10:47 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise.”

Clinton says the slogan “stronger together” that’s been featured in her campaign is a guiding principle for the country.

She says it’ll help define a future with a healthy economy “for everyone, not just those at the top.”

Clinton says it also means good schools for rich and poor, and safe communities.

Clinton is recalling the book she wrote while she served as first lady. She says “It Takes a Village” envisions a country in which people work together to make “our nation better and stronger.”

10:44 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says the United States has the most dynamic and diverse people in the world – and the most powerful military.

So, she says, don’t let “anyone tell you that our country is weak.”

Clinton is continuing a theme at the Democratic National Convention that seeks to counter Donald Trump’s starker vision.

She also says the U.S. has the most innovative entrepreneurs and the most enduring values.

“Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes,” Clinton says. “We do.”

10:40 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says she’d be an inclusive president.

She says she wouldn’t build a wall or ban a religion.

The Democratic nominee says she’d try to build an economy that benefits everyone and she’d work toward a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants.

Clinton says she’d work with all Americans and the nation’s allies to fight terrorism.

She says: “We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid.”

10:38 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has brought the Republican Party a long way – from “Morning in America” to “Midnight in America.”

The Democratic presidential candidate says the Trump “wants us to fear the future and fear each other.”

“It’s morning in America” was an optimistic line from a famous political ad aired by Ronald Reagan.

Clinton is asking whether Trump would stay true to the phrase on the country’s seal – “E Pluribus Unum,” or out of many, we are one.

And her take? “We heard Donald Trump’s answer last week at his convention. He wants to divide us – from the rest of the world, and from each other.”

She says President Franklin Roosevelt‘s famous words are the perfect rebuke: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

10:36 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says she’s heard the views of Bernie Sanders‘ steadfast supporters and says their cause is her cause.

She’s giving her presidential acceptance speech at the Democratic convention after a hard-fought race with the Vermont senator.

She’s praising Sanders for putting economic and social justice issues “front and center” – where she says they belong.

And she tells Sanders’ supporters the country needs their “ideas, energy and passion.”

She’s asking them to move forward and turn their platform into “real change for America.”

10:33 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is returning the praise she has received all week from leading Democrats.

Clinton is delivering her acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination.

She’s thanking President Barack Obama and says she’s a better person because of Obama’s friendship.

She has kind words for first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and her running mate, Tim Kaine.

Clinton says people are “soon going to understand” why Kaine is so popular in Virginia, which he represents in the Senate.

She says Kaine will make the “whole country proud as our vice president.”

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.

Chelsea Clinton joins bid to win Bernie Sanders backers

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

10:22 p.m.

Chelsea Clinton is joining in the effort to woo Bernie Sanders‘ supporters.

The former first daughter says her mother, Hillary Clinton, is a progressive and a fighter.

Clinton says her mom will fight to protect the planet, stop gun violence, overhaul the criminal justice system and work to secure human rights abroad.

The list is aimed at winning over reluctant liberals who haven’t yet let go of Sanders’ primary bid.

Clinton says her mother “always believes we can do better, if we come together.”

10:16 p.m.

Chelsea Clinton is offering a daughter’s view of her mom’s life work.

The former first daughter says she’s had a “front-row seat” to watch how Hillary Clinton serves. She’s describing her mom as a diligent public servant who looks for solutions and dives into policy.

Chelsea Clinton tells the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Thursday that she’s seen her mom surrounded by “stack of memos and reports” to review policy.

And she’s seen her promise struggling mothers she’d do all she could to help them.

Chelsea Clinton says she’s learned this from her mom: “Public service is about service.”

10:12 p.m.

Chelsea Clinton tells the Democratic convention that her mother has always made her feel “valued and loved,” and she says Hillary Clinton wants that for every child.

The younger Clinton calls that desire “the calling of her life.”

She’s introducing the former secretary of state, who’s set to formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency on Thursday night.

Chelsea Clinton notes that her parents “expected me to have opinions” – and that they taught her “to back them up with facts.”

10:10 p.m.

Hillary Clinton may not be a typical grandma, but she’s a doting one.

That’s how daughter Chelsea Clinton is describing her mom as she introduces the presidential candidate at the Democratic convention.

Chelsea Clinton says her mother will drop everything to FaceTime her 2-year-old granddaughter Charlotte – even if she’s about to walk on stage for a debate or campaign speech.

Chelsea Clinton says her mom will pause “for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading ‘Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo.'”

9:55 p.m.

Katy Perry isn’t afraid to get political.

The pop star prefaced her Democratic convention performance with a message for her young fans: Get out and vote.

Perry says the election is a chance to be as powerful as a National Rifle Association lobbyist – or a chance to cancel out what she’s calls “your weird cousin’s vote.”

Perry notes she’s been campaigning for Hillary Clinton since the Iowa caucuses.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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