Delegate departs for Democratic National Convention

MILWAUKEE  -- Wisconsin delegates will hit the road and head to the Democratic National Convention -- set to kick off on Tuesday, September 4th. Joel McNally is an alternate delegate from Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District. He said he's ecstatic for the opportunity to head to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Convention.

This will be McNally's first year attending the Convention.  

"I'm looking forward to all of it. Ever since I was a child I was watching, listening and paying attention. Conventions have really changed,” McNally said.

McNally tuned into to the Republican National Convention which wrapped up Thursday, August 30th when Mitt Romney formally accepted the Party's nomination for president.

"Last week in the RNC, it was all about the failure of America and it was all Barack Obama's failure and he hadn't done anything," McNally said.

McNally said he believes the DNC will prove to be much more uplifting.

"Everything about it to me is going to be more positive and just united,” McNally said.

McNally said he anticipates speeches about jobs, Medicare and the economy -- major issues standing at the forefront of the election.

"Something like 4.4 million jobs have been created. When the President took over, we were losing jobs every month and now we're gaining jobs. We're not where we need to be, but we're moving in the right direction and the President has moved in the right direction," McNally said.

There will be several watch parties related to the DNC this week. The Democratic Campaign Office in Kenosha will hold one every night of the Convention.

The Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday, September 4th. FOX6's Mike Lowe is in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Convention. Stay tuned to FOX6 News and for the latest Convention updates!

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