The DNC in Philadelphia: One Last Look

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The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia may be over, but the issues that defined the build-up to Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech will continue to define the stakes for Democratic voters as Clinton goes up against Donald Trump in November. The fraught reconciliation between Clinton and Sanders supporters following leaked DNC emails on the eve of the convention be put to the test as Clinton’s camp tacks left to bring progressives into the fold, and Trump will keep hammering away at Clinton with accusations of dishonesty.

For the New Jersey delegation, the convention was a proving ground of sorts for Democrats aiming at their own bids to be Governor Chris Christie’s successor when his term ends in 2018. All of the major contenders were there including Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20) and Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19). Sweeney’s opening reception aboard the Battleship New Jersey drew a large crowd, as did delegate breakfasts where Murphy and Fulop spoke.

Here are the sights from the convention that laid it all out before the final 100-day stretch.

Sanders supporters gathered around City Hall throughout the week

Sanders supporters gathered around City Hall throughout the week

 

Clinton supporters on Broad Street give the thumbs down to a passing truck bearing anti-Clinton messages

Clinton supporters on Broad Street give the thumbs down to a passing truck bearing anti-Clinton messages

 

Signs for Murphy, the first candidate to announce his campaign, crop up in Center City

Signs for Murphy, the first candidate to announce his campaign, crop up in Center City

 

The organization Black Men for Bernie held a protest by Love Park on the day of Clinton's acceptance speech

The organization Black Men for Bernie holds a protest by Love Park on the day of Clinton’s acceptance speech

 

Demonstrators at that protest highlight Clinton's 1996 comments casting young black juvenile offenders as "super predators"

Demonstrators at that protest highlight Clinton’s 1996 comments casting young black juvenile offenders as “super predators”

 

Delegates descend on Reading Terminal Market for lunch

Delegates descend on Reading Terminal Market for lunch

 

An elderly Clinton supporter plays a halting tune on an electric keyboard inside the market

An elderly Clinton supporter plays a halting tune on an electric keyboard inside the market

 

Police escort a Sanders supporter from the convention hall during Clinton's acceptance speech

Police escort a Sanders supporter from the convention hall during Clinton’s acceptance speech

 

Invitees protest U.S. policy in Palestine

Invitees protest U.S. foreign policy in Palestine

 

One delegate watches as Chelsea Clinton speaks before introducing her mother

One delegate watches as Chelsea Clinton speaks before introducing her mother

 

Senator Cory Booker snaps a picture with supporters on his way onto the Battleship New Jersey in Camden's harbor

Senator Cory Booker snaps a picture with supporters on his way onto the Battleship New Jersey in Camden