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KDP Reps Ready To Vote In Denver

Sixty-nine Kentucky Democrats are representing the Commonwealth at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week.

The group is composed of 60 delegates and 9 alternates. While some delegates represent Senator Hillary Clinton, who won Kentucky’s primary, Kentucky Democratic Party Executive Director Jeremy Horton says he’s confident they won’t cause any shakeups when it comes time to select a presidential nominee.

“Our hope is that Kentucky will join the rest of the country as we will – and we know we will – to unify behind Senator Obama,” says Horton. “The Democratic party is strong in our beliefs that Senator Obama is the right candidate.”

Democratic delegates vote for a presidential nominee on Wednesday. Obama’s running mate, Delaware Senator Joe Biden will speak that day. Obama’s acceptance speech is scheduled for Thursday.

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KDP Responds To Biden

The chair of the Kentucky Democratic party says the group is generally happy with Barack Obama’s decision to put Joe Biden on the presidential ticket.

Jennifer Moore says Biden’s experience in the senate makes him a wise choice, but he wasn’t the state party’s first choice.

“Most of us would have really loved to see Senator Clinton on the ticket with Senator Obama but I think that you’re going to seem some really great things come from Senator Clinton as far as leadership withinin the Senate and that’ll be a great role for her,” says Moore.

Moore says Biden was well-received in Kentucky when he was campaigning for his most-recent presidential bid. She hopes that appeal will help the Democrats win the state in November.