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Delaware politicians a big feature at the Democratic National Convention

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Gov. John Carney and Sen. Tom Carper deliver their votes at the Democratic National Convention

Delaware politicians had a big presence on night two of the Democratic National Convention.


Sen. Tom Carper and Gov. John Carney capped the roll call that officially handed Biden the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination - delivering the state’s votes at  Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad station in Wilmington. 


Carper talked about his experiences working with Biden during his political career.


“Our nation faces daunting challenges, but I’ve know Joe Biden for 40 years and there’s nobody I trust more to lead our party, unite our country and restore our standing in the world. What’s more he’s humble, he tells the truth, he treats everybody he encounters with respect and builds bridges, not walls. He is a leader made for this moment and the finest and the finest public servant I’ve ever known.”


They weren’t the only First State politicians with a hand in the process.


Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester both delivered nominating speeches for Biden.


“In some history class in the future, children are learning about this moment. They’re learning about our pain, our grief, our worry. But they’re also learning about a man named Joe Biden. About how he restored decency to our government and integrity to our democracy.”


Blunt Rochester is a co-chair of Biden’s campaign and was part of the four person committee that directed Biden’s search for a vice presidential nominee.


Coons is also scheduled to speak again on the last night of the convention Thursday, when Biden formally accepts the nomination.


This story has been corrected

Roman Battaglia grew up in Portland, Ore, and now reports for Delaware Public Media as a Report For America corps member. He focuses on politics, elections and legislation activity at the local, county and state levels.