Wasserman Schultz gavels in Democratic National Convention

“During our national convention we will clearly demonstrate why we need to keep Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhat Trump and Obama have in common Donald Trump will make our economy great again Clinton proposes 'reserve' program for volunteers MORE and Joe BidenJoe BidenTechnology can be used to bridge the gap between doctor’s visits Top Dem: Cures bill funding cut to B Yes, this election will change America forever MORE in the White House," Wasserman Shultz said.

“But this convention is about more than re-nominating President Obama. It's about Americans coming together to build one economy — not from the top down, but from the middle class out and the bottom up.”

The highlight of Tuesday evening’s speeches was expected to be first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaColbert: Trump is 'a coward' Michelle Obama gets celebrity help to harvest her final WH garden Clinton camp debates media strategy vs. Trump MORE’s shortly after 10 p.m.