The DNC is trying something new; giving both of its candidates – Clinton and Sanders – input on the drafting of the party’s direction document, its platform. Also new are public hearings, and ways for everyday Democrats to be heard… Read more
When Bonnie Watson Coleman ran for Congress to replace Rush Holt as he returned to his roots in science, her campaign took on a larger life among progressives in New Jersey beyond the borders of the 12th congressional district. It… Read more
Barbara Buono came to Netroots Nation in San Jose to extend her campaign to a national audience, and she did not disappoint anyone. Each year at this conference, there are a few candidates who become rock stars at the event. Last year that included Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin. This year, it was Barbara Buono’s turn. After each appearance, the friendly audience of liberal bloggers and activists lined up to speak with her and have their picture taken.
She mingled with a crowd at a reception sponsored by Emily’s List, and gave a rousing speech (the best I’ve seen from her) at a candidate’s forum which included other progressive icons like Senator Jeff Merkley and Congressman Keith Ellison.
Earlier in the day, I met Buono at a café down the street from the Convention Center. Below is that interview. She talks about her mission at the conference, the special election, the budget, women’s issues, and the choosing of a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Below the fold: some photos of her interactions with the Netroots crowd.