DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic House majority leader is telling the Democratic National Convention that Americans don’t define themselves by their net worth.
Rep. Crisanta Duran, a Democrat representing Denver, cited her own experience to make that point and support Hillary Clinton on Thursday’s closing day of the convention in Philadelphia.
Considered a rising star in party circles, Duran recounted her own heritage as a sixth-generation Coloradan of Native American, Mexican, French and Spanish ancestry.
She also touched upon a childhood in which her family briefly depended on food stamps.
“Only in America,” Duran says, “could a shy little girl from Northglenn and Arvada, Colorado, grow up to break glass ceilings and serve as majority leader at the Colorado House of Representatives.”
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