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Florida delegates have unique perspective

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 13) -

It's the first night delegates filled the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

"I'm confident that Florida is going to stay blue," insisted State Sen. Arthenia Joyner.

Joyner believes Florida is well positioned in the arena as swing state royalty.

The Florida delegation has a vantage point that no other state in this room can claim. They played host state to the Republican National Convention just last week.

"If I had lived in any place I would have watched the convention. It didn't matter," said delegate Beryle Buchman. "I want to know what's going on. I want to hear something that isn't what I believe so I'll know how far wrong they are."

"We felt that we can correct those statements about President Obama and all the good things he has done," offered Jack Wolfe, another Florida delegate.

The DNC in Charlotte offers the Democrats the last word in the convention showdown -- a coveted position for parties in power.

"When the president is in office, we are always the last one. What's good is our message is coming across loud and clear," Phillip Giorno added.

The message from Republicans, delivered in Tampa was Obama failed to deliver during one term in office.

The message from Democrats, delivered in Charlotte -- Obama deserves four more years on the job.

"We feel that President Obama is the one to correct everything and lead us to a better economy."

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