Democrats prepare for DNC in Philadelphia

Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed will be bringing coverage all week from the DNC

By Sabrina Ahmed | iasahmed@weareiowa.com

Published 07/24 2016 11:20PM

Updated 07/24 2016 11:20PM

PHILADELPHIA - Things don't get formally under way until Monday but that doesn't mean Sunday was controversy free.

Delegates are ready to take on the convention, with one thing in mind.

"We're going to come together and we're going to get our nominee and we're going to get ourselves a president in November,” said Dr. Andy McGuire, chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party.

They wanted their guy and he did not win, and so eventually, they'll get back to the Hillary side and we'll all be one group."

Even so, protests filled the city. Thousands gathered at a climate protest, not far from where the actual convention will take place. Then, there's the news of the Democratic Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman. It's consuming the chatter as delegates are welcomed. This comes after 20,000 leaked emails from the DNC show that Wasserman Schultz and her team tried to give Hillary the leg up in the primary, but delegates say that's not going to stop them from coming together.

"I think that's one of the bumps in the road, but Debbie Wasserman Schultz has done a great job and I think that moving it on, will be fine for the party,” said McGuire. “There's a lot of us and we'll move on from."

We’ll follow all the news and happenings from the rest of the week at the Democratic National Convention. 

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