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Arizona Congressman At Democratic 'Counter-Convention' In Cleveland

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U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona.

While Arizona sent 58 delegates to the Republican National Convention, at least one prominent Arizona Democrat has also traveled to Cleveland this week. Congressman Ruben Gallego is participating in a counter-convention there to get out a message against Donald Trump.

"As an Iraq war veteran I want to remind people this person is severely unstable and unfit, he really doesn’t have the background or the deep thought I think is necessary to keep us safe and it would be a very big risk to have him as our commander in chief," Gallego said.

The counter-convention is on the ground in Cleveland highlighting why the Democratic ticket is a better fit for the country, Gallego said. The Democratic National Convention will be next week in Philadelphia.

Jude Joffe-Block Senior Field Correspondent, Fronteras Desk - Phoenix KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Jude Joffe-Block got hooked on radio while working as an assitant to a radio reporter in Mexico, and has been happiest wearing headphones and pointing microphones ever since. Joffe-Block began serving KJZZ in October 2010 as a Fronteras: Changing America Senior Field Correspondent based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. She joined the Phoenix newsroom in July 2012. Before joining the Fronteras Desk, she contributed stories on immigration and criminal justice to KALW in San Francisco and multimedia content in both Spanish and English to The Associated Press in Mexico. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Yale University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.