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Convention Attendees Reflect on Their Experiences

Thursday night was the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Boston. KSMU's Missy Shelton was there and asked some Missourians who attended the convention to reflect on their experiences.

THE 104 MEMBER DELEGATION FROM MISSOURI AND THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES HAVE SPENT THEIR TIME AT THE CONVENTION ATTENDING RECEPTIONS, LISTENING TO SPEECHES AND GETTING TO KNOW OTHER DEMOCRATS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY.

WITHOUT EXCEPTION, EVERY ONE OF THE MISSOURI DELEGATES WE INTERVIEWED SAID IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.

HERE'S A SAMPLE OF WHAT THE DELEGATES HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES'

AND WHILE MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND CONVENTIONS ARE DIE-HARD PARTY SUPPORTERS, MISSOURI DELEGATE TRACY SMITH SAYS SHE LEFT THE CONVENTION WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IT'S HEALTHY FOR DEMOCRACY TO HAVE TWO PARTIES.

SHE SAYS EVEN IF SHE COULD, SHE WOULDN'T WANT TO DO AWAY WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.