Author Grisham Still Supports Clinton
Internationally known novelist John Grisham and his wife, Renee, both active Democrats, drove from their home outside Charlottesville to the convention in Hampton.
Mrs. Grisham was selected this afternoon to serve as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, where she plans to support Hillary Clinton even though Barack Obama won enough delegates to secure the nomination. Grisham will accompany his wife to Denver.
Mrs. Grisham has known Clinton since attending a dinner at the White House a decade ago and campaigned for the New York senator in several states, including Texas and Mississippi, where she and her husband used to live.
The couple hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Clinton last fall on the historic downtown mall in Charlottesville. More than 1,000 supporters attended the event, which raised $200,000.
Grisham, who has sold more than 235 million books worldwide, served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 to 1990. He hosted a fundraiser for Sen. James Webb in 2006 in Charlottesville along with Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and author Stephen King.
What do the Grishams think of Obama?
"We're Hillary people,'' he said.
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