Saturday, September 1, 2012

San Diegans Ready to Rally at DNC Convention  


Local "Watch Party" Planned at Democratic Campaign Office

San Diego County's sole representative on the Democratic National Committee, Jess Durfee, has left for Charlotte, N.C., for a week of DNC business meetings and speeches culminating in President Barack Obama's formal acceptance of the Democratic Party's presidential nomination next Thursday night.

Finishing his last term this year as Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Durfee was reelected last month to another four-year stint on the DNC.

"I'm excited to be joining Democratic Party officials and activists as we rally to support and reelect President Obama," said Durfee. "The Republican convention this week was full of what we've come to expect from them -- falsehoods, Tea Party extremism, and rhetoric more focused on tearing down our President than lifting up our country. By contrast, I think the Democratic convention will offer a message of opportunity, inclusivity, and enthusiasm to keep America moving forward with Democratic leadership."

Durfee is a "superdelegate" along with San Diego's Democratic members of Congress, Susan Davis and Bob Filner. Out of the local delegation of 38, an additional 25 were directly elected in local caucuses this spring, and another 10 are "at-large" or "party leader" delegates. San Diegans will be available for interviews in Charlotte throughout next week.

Jess Durfee can be reached at (619) 750-5377 and followed on Twitter @ChairJessDurfee.


The County Democratic Party will be holding an official convention "watch party" on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at a new Democratic Coordinated Campaign Office located at 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202, in Kearny Mesa. This event is open to the media; for details, call Meg Mandy at (858) 277-3367 or


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