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Bay County delegate brings family, friends to DNC in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WJRT) -

(09/04/12) - The Democratic National Convention is now in full swing in Charlotte.

The Mid-Michigan delegation made its way onto the convention floor for the first time Tuesday.

One delegate from Bay County brought her family and friends along to witness a piece of history.

"That's going to be the moment we all cherish," said Bay County delegate Rosa Holliday, while talking about stepping onto the floor of the Time Warner Cable Arena for the first time.

Democratic conventions are nothing new to Holliday - she's attended each one since 1992. She says this year, everyone is fired up about getting President Obama re-elected.

"We want to move forward. We don't want to go backward with Romney - with those same things that we had during the Bush Administration," she said.

Holliday brought some guests from Mid-Michigan with her to the DNC - including May Woods of Saginaw.

"I think he needs to lay out his plans, tell the American people what it is that he's going to do. He's not going to just talk the talk, he's going to walk the walk, and that's something the Republicans have not done," Woods said.

Woods and Holliday have a great tour guide while they're in Charlotte - Holliday's niece, who grew up in Bay City, but lives here now.

"This is going to be a challenging year I think, but at the end of the day, people are going to do what's right. So I'm looking forward to it, and I can't wait for four more years," said Libby Couch-Askew.

The women say they're looking forward to seeing First Lady Michelle Obama speak Tuesday night.

"Michelle Obama Is going to be talking about the same issues that the president is going to be talking about - women's issues, health care, military, families," Holliday said.

Holliday will cast her vote to nominate President Obama and Vice-President Biden for another four years Wednesday night - the same night former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd.

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