|Published:||Sep 04, 2012 11:10 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 04, 2012 11:10 PM EDT|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dozens of Florida delegates are in North Carolina to participate in the Democratic National Convention.
"If you don't win Florida, you don't win the presidential election," said Florida delegate Glorida Battle.
Battle was one of three delegates from Broward County who were among the first to take their seats in Florida's section at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
"We need to make sure tha we carry Broward County by 10 percent," said delegate Terry Scott, serving in his second convention, after helping to nominate Barack Obama at the 2008 convention in Denver.
This trio comes from a traditionally Democratic stronghold in Broward County; a mix of first-timers and convention veterans who say there are keys to the Democrats' message this week.
"I'm looking for the energy and the positive atmosphere from all of the Democrats," said first-time delegate Phyllis Smith of Pompano Beach.
These Florida delegates say they're most pleased to see what they feel is a real representation of the USA in the Democratic convention crowd.
"If you look around this convention here, you see America," Battle said. "This is what America is all about. The diversity that you see right here at this conference."