KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The three day Democratic National Convention begins Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. This week in Charlotte, President Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President.
He told an audience that Thursday night, he will offer Americans what he sees as a better path forward. Tuesday night we hear from First Lady, Michelle Obama.
She’s expected to talk about the husband she married, the father to her children and the President she knows.
Paul Ryan told a packed North Carolina crowd all those speeches will avoid key questions and answers including evidence and statistics about how people are better off.
Local Democratic leaders said all eyes will be on Missouri to see which direction the state swings.
“If you look at what is going on in our United States Senate race, we've made not just national, but international news. So, I think that is going to be a real focus for the delegation. As we go to Charlotte, all eyes are going to be on Missouri,” said Mike Sanders with the Missouri Democratic Party.
Tuesday delegates will vote on the party’s platform, which includes higher taxes for the wealthy and support for abortion and same-sex marriage.
In the meantime, Mitt Romney is relaxing with family in New England, rehearsing for October’s debates.
House Republicans on Tuesday make their most concerted effort of the year to change federal abortion law with legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.