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Local Dems: Obama delivered

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Valley Democrats hung on every word of the president's speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday and cheered along with delegates in Charlotte.

Our local Democrats held dozens of neighborhood watch parties around the valley and told FOX5 they felt President Barack Obama delivered.

"I thought he hit all the right points. He made it clear that the choice between the two campaigns is night and day. He especially hit on the middle class and how important that's going to be - making sure we continue to make progress," Democrat Marla Turner said.

"In the long run, it made me so proud to be an American because it was about inclusiveness. That's what built this country. It's the willingness to look at everybody's strengths, to bring up our weaknesses. I think that was the message. We're not in this alone, we're in this together," said Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani.

"President Obama laid it out and he laid it out clearly. There is hope for the future. There is a clear path to the future and he can send us on that path and keep us there," supporter Gary Gray said.

While the president did not touch on home foreclosure during his speech, it's anticipated he will when he visits Las Vegas next week.

"He has come here for home ownership issues, for looking at what's happening with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These are the things that he cares about and I think he'll be able to translate that. I think the key piece he'll say to Nevadans is we know you're hurting, but you're not in this alone," Giunchigliani said.

Following the speech, local Democrats signed up volunteers to walk precincts and man phone banks.

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