Democratic Party Fights for Unity Following Clinton’s Historic Nomination

Hillary Clinton is making history as the United States’ first female presidential nominee.

The Democratic Party made it official at their National Convention Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Alongside her to help celebrate the victory were husband Bill Clinton and her former rival Senator Bernie Sanders, who topped the night off with an official motion.

Clinton recognized the historic moment with a shout out to her youngest supporters.

“If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say, I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next."

Northern Michigan’s News Leader spoke to Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters for his take on Hillary Clinton’s nomination.

He says she is sending an optimistic message and has the right attitude for the job.

“I think it’s clear she’s offering a positive message about how we take this great country of ours and make it even greater,” Senator Peters explained. “But to make sure every American, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, has the opportunity to be successful. And very importantly, the next president of the United States needs to have the temperament to be not only the leader for our country but a world leader.”

And while there was plenty of emotion in the arena, not everyone was feeling the unity.

Some upset Sanders supporters walked off the floor in protest.

But Senator Peters also says that he sees many Bernie supporters getting behind Clinton at the convention.

It will ultimately be up to Clinton to unite the party and rally voters behind her.

She will formally accept the democratic nomination for president Thursday. 

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