The Ohio delegation to the Democratic National Convention arrived in Charlotte Sunday afternoon from the state's three major cities: Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland.
Many made the 427 mile journey riding on tour buses.
Even after more than seven hours on the road they said they are excited to be in Charlotte and to get down to the business of re-electing President Obama.
First time delegate Teresa Montgomery said she is especially hopeful 'undecided' voters will be watching.
"I think his constituents need to watch the delegation, the convention. They need to believe what they what they see, and they need to get out and vote," said Montgomery.
"I'm looking forward to the President reintroducing himself to middle America, talking about the progress he's made on the economy, and keeping the country moving forward," added Terry Penrod.
The convention officially kicks off on Tuesday.
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