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Rendell: "We'd be stupid to think this election is in the bag"

Written by Rachel McDevitt/Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 27, 2016 5:51 AM

 

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Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears son the screen during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

(Philadelphia) -- Hillary Clinton supporters have reason to celebrate, now that she's been named the Democratic Party's presidential nominee at its national convention in Philadelphia.

But, the celebration also comes as they look toward the hard work to come. 

For long-time Hillary Clinton supporters, it was gratifying to finally hear her name announced as the first woman to be nominated for the presidency.

Former Governor Ed Rendell, who served as chair of the DNC host committee, says now Clinton is going to have to "open her soul" to voters and give them concrete policy proposals for this issues they care about -- unlike, he notes, the Republican nominee.

"Trump's message is simple. It touches frustrated people, and in fact, it's resonating," he says. "So, we'd be stupid to think this election is in the bag."

Rendell says the Democratic Party won't be able to get 100% of Bernie Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton, but he believes they could get up to 90% by November.

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