Kentucky to send 60 delegates to DNC this week
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky is sending 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.
The convention kicks off on Monday and culminates on Thursday when Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the party’s nomination for president. Clinton will face Republican nominee Donald Trump in November.
Kentucky’s delegation includes nine African-Americans, two Latinos, one Native American, one Asian-American and five members of the LGBT community. Twelve delegates have a disability, and half of the delegation is comprised of women.
Delegates include former Gov. Steve Besehar, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, state Sen. Gerald Neal and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is scheduled to address the convention at some point.
The delegates have a number of events planned throughout the week, including a party on the USS New Jersey, a decommissioned battleship.