The Democratic National Convention begins on Monday in Philadelphia and Iowa’s 44 Democratic delegates will be there. Hillary Clinton is expected to formally get the nomination of her party for president. Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Andy McGuire is confident the party will unite behind Clinton even though some Iowa delegates continue to back Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. She says Clinton and Sanders had a lot in common.
“We talk about the inclusion we have in our party,” McGuire says. “I think people will come around to being unified.”
Clinton barely won the Iowa Democratic caucuses in February. Sanders officially endorsed Clinton on July 17th. Clinton is expected to name a running mate soon. Former Iowa Governor and current Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is on her VP shortlist.