All over the country, people were watching history happen on Thursday, where Hillary Clinton was the first woman to accept the nomination for president from a major party.
A watch party was held on Thursday night in Hartford, where guests watched Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.
At just 16 years old, Raj Dhag isn’t old enough to vote, but still knows what he wants from our next president.
"The number one thing I look for in a presidential candidate is someone who is going to help shape our generation,” Dhag said.
He believes that person is Clinton.
"I think she is going to bring some great ideas to the table, I think her track record with families the past 20-30 years I think she is going to be absolutely fantastic,” Dhag said.
Clinton made history when she accepted the nomination for president from a major party.
Cathy Decarli’s support for Clinton goes back decades. She believes Clinton is the right person for the job.
"She’s smart, she's capable, she's strong,” Decarli said.
Senator Chris Murphy just got back from Philadelphia, where he said he believes a strong case was made for why Clinton should be the next president.
“I think Bill Clinton’s speech was really wonderful to sort of hear the young Hillary Clinton, I think to hear these military leaders coming out and talking about the fact that, you know, having watched her as Secretary of State, they trust her 10 times more than Donald Trump has been really compelling,” Murphy said.
He added that Thursday night was a great moment in the country’s history.
"It's going to be a really important moment for our country. Last night, the first African American president essentially asking this country to hand the baton to the first woman president really represents a breakthrough series of moments for this country…as a parent, as a dad I'm really proud of,” Murphy said.
In a statement Thursday night, Gov. Dannel Malloy said "Tonight — and all week — our country has moved another step closer to smashing the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. Hillary made history and we witnessed it. This was indeed an extraordinary moment for our country — and one to celebrate. Hillary Clinton has brought about positive change for everyday families her entire career. As President Obama said, she is the most qualified candidate in history. I couldn't agree more. She will move this country forward and build on progress. At the same time, we must recognize that this November the contrasts -- not just at the presidential level, but up and down the ballot -- are stark. The Democratic platform looks forward, while the Republican Party's could have come from a century ago. We know that Donald Trump is the most dangerous presidential candidate in our lifetime. His rhetoric is already damaging our standing around the world, and he needs to be soundly defeated. Hillary Clinton is the person to do just that."
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said "I am proud not just because we have nominated a woman, but because we have nominated this woman," said Lt. Gov. Wyman. "Hillary Clinton may be the most qualified person ever to seek the presidency. She will not only build on the successes of President Obama and grow the middle class, but also make our country stronger and safer. I am ready to work hard to make sure Hillary Clinton is elected this November. I hope my fellow Democrats will join me."
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