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Popular Democrats attend political convention

Published On: Mar 29 2014 02:25:07 AM CDT
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Lots of familiar faces will be in Greenville this weekend, and all of them have one thing in common --they are democrats.

The North Carolina Young Democrats of Pitt County and the East Carolina College Democrats are hosting a convention over the weekend and invited political figures from the party to come and talk about issues they are concerned about.

Among them was US Senator Kay Hagan. Hagan discussed issues such as healthcare, immigration reform and college debt to a room full of interested constituents. The senator was the first political figure to kickoff the event.

The next to take the stage was a pop star that many know from the popular show, American Idol.

Clay Aiken is a candidate for Congress in the second district. He says he is passionate and excited about running, and believes people will see how much he cares about his home state during his campaign. Aiken attended a gala at the East Carolina Heart Institute...along with other Democratic political figures.

Hagan and Aiken are the first major faces to sweep through the weekend convention. Also coming over the weekend to speak is the North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.