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AZ Dems gather to nominate convention delegates

President Barack Obama speaks about manufacturing and jobs during a visit to Intel Corporation's Ocotillo facility Jan. 25 in Chandler. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Arizona Democrats have picked President Barack Obama as their nominee for president in a largely symbolic vote.

Obama was the only person on the ballot in Saturday’s Arizona Democratic presidential preference caucus. Party members also chose delegates to the 2012 party convention.

The caucuses were held at eight sites across the state, one for each current congressional district. Four were in Phoenix, two in Tucson and one each in Mesa and Sedona.

Registered Democrats chose Obama as their candidate by acclamation. Elected and appointed precinct committee members at each caucus site then chose 46 district convention delegates.

An additional 34 at-large delegates and six alternates will be chosen by the party in April.

The convention will be held Sept. 3 through Sept. 6 in Charlotte, N.C.

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