Social Media Sights and Sounds of California Democratic Convention

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Social media was heavily utilized this weekend at the California Democratic Convention, even Rep. Barbara Lee shouted out to the enthusiastic crowd to Tweet, Facebook, blog, and email to victory this November. Some great shots and moments were caught by both the Independent Voter Network and other conference attendees. Explore below for the inside track.

Saturday: General Session, Sen. Dianne Feinstein luncheon, caucus meetings and parties!

Handing out our Open Primary guides at the #CADEM2012 Waiting for Gov. Jerry Brown #california #politics #independent #vote
Brown on high speed rail: “Spain can build it, China can build it, France can build it…”; better than alternatives #cadem2012



Prior to the California Democratic Convention, the Armenian National Committee had criticized organizers for inviting Mr. Cenk Ugyer, Current TV program host and leader of The Young Turks, to speak.

“Occupy Wall Street; Occupy San Diego protesters outside the San Diego Convention Center. Some steel-nerves for the Dems engaging in conversation.”












A battle for the democratic endorsement in the new 30th Congressional District took place between Rep. Howard Berman and Rep. Brad Sherman, both who had lively groups of supporters throughout the weekend. Result? Neither met the 60% threshold for required for endorsement. Neither won the endorsement of the party.

Lt. Gavin Newsom hosted a party at Stingaree on Saturday night; QTip DJ’ed.

Sunday: Endorsements taken to convention floor for approval

Up against well-supported Betsy Butler, Torie Osborn attempted to garner the Democratic endorsement for the 50th Assembly District, even tried to take her efforts to the convention floor through the Party Endorsement Review Committee. However Butler, who has the support of Speaker Perez, walked away with the endorsement in what some are alleging was a fixed process. Osborn will continue to run in the 50th as an independent Democrat.

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