Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New York Times features S.C. Dems on front page after historic nomination

Charleston state Sen. Margie Bright Matthews among those pictured on A1

Posted by Sam Spence on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:17 PM

A day after Hillary Clinton formally earned the nomination of national Democrats, three members of South Carolina's DNC delegation appeared on A1 of America's newspaper of record under the banner, "Democrats make Clinton historic nominee."

Holding a sign exclaiming "Girl Power," state Sen. Margie Bright-Matthews, Columbia attorney Marguerite Willis, and Christale Spain of the state Democratic Party were captured by New York Times photog Damon Winter as delegates cheered from the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major American political party. Forty-six of South Carolina's 59 delegates voted for Clinton, with the others supporting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The photo of the three S.C. women was widely circulated this morning, also appearing on the Post and Courier front page, among others. When this post was published, the story and photo still led

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