The California delegation can count among its members more than a half-dozen House members, the mayors of most of the state’s largest cities, even a cabinet secretary. U.S. Labor Secretary and L.A. native Hilda Solis says it's right where she belongs.
You might be surprised to find Solis in the cheap seats, though she's not complaining. "This means a lot," she says. "This is the base. This is where you never forget where you come from. And it’s an honor to be here." She adds it’s a privilege to sit right under the California sign.
Solis is no stranger to political conventions. She says she attended her first Democratic convention as a delegate back in 1984.