Sanders, Clinton teams work to quiet disruptions at National Convention
PHILADELPHIA — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):
A Democratic official says Bernie Sanders' campaign has urgently reached out to Hillary Clinton's team to express concerns that tensions are still raw among Sanders delegates.
They're fuming about hacked party emails that already have led to the ouster of the head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Aides to Clinton and Sanders have met in hopes of forming a plan to avoid excessive disruptions on the convention floor.
The Democratic official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the private discussions.
Sanders has sent out a text message and an email to delegates urging them not to engage in protests on the floor as a "personal courtesy" to him.
Bernie Sanders is urging supporters not to demonstrate on the floor of the Democratic National Convention.
He's sending out text messages and emails with his personal request.
Sanders is characterizing the request "as a personal courtesy to me" and urging his followers to "not engage in any kind of protest on the floor."
The Vermont senator says it is of the "utmost importance" that this be explained to the state delegations.
Sanders say "our credibility as a movement will be damaged by booing, turning of backs, walking out or other similar displays."
The challenger to Hillary Clinton is speaking later Monday at the Philadelphia convention.
It comes as many of his supporters contend the Democratic National Committee failed to be neutral during the primaries.
The Ohio congresswoman who's the chair of the Democratic National Convention is getting an earful from a rowdy group of delegates in the convention's opening moments.
During Marcia Fudge's opening remarks, she is being halted by boos and chants from Bernie Sanders' delegates at any mention of presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.
But also cheers — from Clinton's supporters. At one point, there were chants of "Let her speak!"
Fudge is asking for respect and promising to deliver it in turn.
She says, "We are all Democrats and we need to act like it."