August 13, 1996
The California delegation is definitely up front at this convention. Seated directly in front of the podium is Kansas (no surprise, given native son Bob Dole), but stage right is California and its 165 delegate seats. That makes the delegation a handy attraction for the hundreds of television cameras around San Diego's convention hall. CNN's Gene Randall says that California's delegates are "certainly going to be one of the focal points of the convention."