2016 Democratic National Convention

Coverage of the convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.

State + Local
July 29, 2016
Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., walked on stage Wednesday night at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Twitter explodes with dad jokes for VP nominee Tim Kaine

The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.
Photography
July 29, 2016

Democratic National Convention - Day 4

Highlights from Day four of the Democratic National Convention.
Politics
July 28, 2016

Klobuchar to get second speaking turn at DNC

Klobuchar will talk about bringing orphans to their adoptive families in Minnesota after Haiti earthquake
Politics
July 28, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is greeted by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., second from left, as

At the convention, Klobuchar and Franken are both in demand

Everyone wants a piece of Minnesota's senators in Philadelphia.
Politics
July 28, 2016

On convention's last day, Sanders rallies DFL delegates

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to Minnesota DFLers on the last day of the Democratic National Convention.
Politics
July 28, 2016

Morning Hot Dish: Can Clinton hit the high bar tonight?

Philly Day Four
TV & Media
July 28, 2016
Broadway stars plead for love at Democratic convention

Broadway stars plead for love at Democratic convention

Audra McDonald was among the stage's biggest names to sing for Hillary. Too bad CNN didn't fully appreciate the moment.
Photography
July 27, 2016

Democratic National Convention - Day 3

President Obama, VIce President Joe Biden and others spekers highlight the DNC for Day 3.
Politics
July 27, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Miami, Fla.

Trump dings both Clintons in rollicking press conference

Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails — but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention.
Politics
July 27, 2016
Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waits before asking that Hillary Clinton become the unanimous choice for Preside

Dayton, Ellison ask Sanders' delegates to work for Clinton

Gov. Mark Dayton and Rep. Keith Ellison spoke to a breakfast for delegates from Minnesota and Tennessee at the Democratic National Convention and implored backers of Sen. Bernie Sanders to work for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats down the ballot.
Politics
July 27, 2016

Morning Hot Dish: Will diversity outreach be enough for Clinton?

Philly Day Three
Politics
July 27, 2016
Carrie Pugh, left, Katrina Mendiola and Mayors Wegmann cry as Hillary Clinton officially becomes the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a m

Bill Clinton delivers powerful Hillary speech

Bill Clinton took the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer stepping into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman.
Politics
July 27, 2016
Sanders 47, Clinton 42: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, at lower right, sounded the roll call as Minnesota’s wide-ranging deleg

Minnesota's DFL delegation brings deep diversity to the national scene

State's DFL delegation brings deep diversity to the national scene.
Politics
July 26, 2016
Debra Hogenson, from Nobles County, is the sole farmer in the DFL's delegation at the Democratic National Convention.

Meet the one farmer in Democratic-Farmer-Labor delegation at DNC

Nobles County woman says party must bridge outstate-metro divide.
Photography
July 26, 2016

Democratic National Convention Day 2

Former President Bill Clinton was the main speaker on the second night in Philadelphia.
Politics
July 26, 2016

Klobuchar touts Clinton's work against human trafficking

The Minnesota senator used a high-profile slot at the DNC to praise Democratic nominee.
Local
July 26, 2016
Minnesota delegates danced during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016.

Labor is key to a Democratic victory, Minnesota delegates say

Local Democrats stress importance of labor vote to a win in November.
Photography
July 26, 2016

Democratic National Convention - Day 1

Hillary Clinton's campaign is hoping a high-wattage line-up of speakers, including first lady Michelle Obama and liberal favorite Bernie Sanders, would overshadow party infighting on the convention's opening night.
Politics
July 26, 2016
Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said that what happened in Democratic Party email flap was "wrong, wrong, wrong."

Rybak apologizes to delegates on behalf of DNC over emails

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, apologized to DFL delegates in Philadelphia for the email controversy that angered Bernie Sanders supporters.
Politics
July 26, 2016

Morning Hot Dish: 'It was quite a night for Minnesota'

Philly Day Two
Politics
July 26, 2016
Michelle Obama: 'I'm with her'

Michelle Obama: 'I'm with her'

Michelle Obama says Hillary Clinton is advancing the cause for women so "all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be President of the United States."
Politics
July 26, 2016
Sanders: 'Clinton must become next president'

Sanders: 'Clinton must become next president'

Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night, signaling it was time for his supporters, too, to rally behind the Democratic nominee in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
Politics
July 26, 2016
DNC Day 1: Calls for unity

DNC Day 1: Calls for unity

Bernie Sanders joined a high-wattage lineup of speakers, including first lady Michelle Obama who made a forceful, impassioned case for the Democratic nominee.
Politics
July 25, 2016
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. S

Ellison takes DNC stage, introduces Bernie Sanders

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, an early supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, was tapped to introduce him Monday night at the Democratic National Convention.
Politics
July 25, 2016
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., checks out the podium before the start of the first day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Monda

Franken takes on Trump at DNC

Minnesota senator calls himself 'world renowned expert on right wing megalomaniacs.'