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Sonora, Ca — Local political advocates are watching closely this week´s Democratic National Convention in Denver, Co.

?The Convention has been absolutely thrilling,? says Mary Boblet, representative for the Eastern Calaveras Democratic Club. ?We´ve all been talking to each other at the end of each evening, and are energized by the speeches that we have heard so far.?

Asked as to whether there is unity among her group in regards to the nomination of Senator Obama, Boblet says, ?As Democrats, we held several debates, but at this point we are definitely unified behind a great leader in Barack Obama.?

With a different opinion on this week´s Convention is Joseph Day, the Republican Central Committee Chairman for Tuolumne County. ?I think it is going to be the job of the Republicans to make the reality clear, because the Democrats really don´t want to talk about the effects of the Democrat Congress on our economy,? says Day. ?They´re looking for change, but is it going to be a positive or negative change if Obama happens to be elected? I believe that (John) McCain will certainly bring us positive change.?

Democrats in Calaveras County will host a public viewing party of Senator Obama´s speech Thursday evening at 5pm at the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill. Meanwhile, Democrats in Tuolumne County will be meeting at the Pine Tree Restaurant on Hwy 108, Thursday at 6pm.

Republicans will hold their National Convention next week in Minnesota.

Written by BJ Hansen

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