Local Woman Chosen as DNC Delegate

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

Over the weekend, roughly 8,000 Democrats met in Colorado Springs to decide who would get to represent the state on the floor of the Democratic National Convention this summer. Tuesday, the results came in, and one local woman has been chosen to go to Denver.

Mary Beth Pyle, the chair of the Mesa County Democrats, got the call from the state party chair Tuesday afternoon telling her she'd been selected.

Pyle says she had made plans to go to Denver during the DNC to volunteer but that she never dreamed she'd actually get to sit on the convention floor.

Colorado gets to elect just 50 delegates to the DNC. Pyle is one of five representing the 3rd Congressional District.

"I don't know how to explain it," said Pyle. "It's like getting World Series tickets and you're one of fifty people from Colorado to go to the World Series. This is the World Series of politics, it's just huge."

Pyle says she is going as a delegate for Hillary Clinton, but says Barack Obama will likely be the only candidate remaining by the time the convention starts.

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