Hillary Clinton to officially accept nomination at Democratic Convention Thursday

Hillary Clinton on Super Tuesday
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WNCN) – Hillary Clinton will officially accept her party’s nomination, becoming the first woman to be a presidential nominee of a major political party, Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention.

For weeks, North Carolina’s Democratic delegation talked about the importance of supporting Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president. Thursday, the party will have the opportunity to rally for her as she hits the stage to address the nation on the last day of the convention.

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North Carolina Democratic Party communications director Dave Miranda said, “There’s a lot of excitement in the North Carolina delegation for Secretary Clinton to accept the nomination for president.”

Among the delegation, they say there’s also a focus on November. They say North Carolina will be a key battleground state.

“It isn’t just a matter of uniting democrats, which I think we’ve done a very good job of doing this week,” Clinton’s adviser Bruce Thompson said. “Our country has got to get united again.”

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The North Carolina delegation say Clinton is the candidate who will be able to accomplish that.

“The message that has been laid out over the last couple of days and the last several months and throughout this campaign, which is one of hope, optimism, one of saying we need to continue to build on the progress we’ve made.”

Chelsea Clinton is expected to be the one to introduce her mom Thursday night when Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination.

Stay with CBS North Carolina for updates on wncn.com and live reports on North Carolina News.

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