Wasserman Schultz gavels in Democratic National Convention

“During our national convention we will clearly demonstrate why we need to keep Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPutin denies 2016 meddling: US is no 'banana republic' Black turnout key to House fight In this economy, Latinos are most frequent victims of wage theft MORE and Joe BidenJoe BidenReport: Biden on top of Clinton's short list for secretary of State Trump on sparring with Biden: 'He'd fall right over' For medical miracles, empower drug companies — don't vilify them 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 ObamaThe Trail 2016: Wikissues VIDEO: Michelle Obama hails Clinton's friendship, experience First lady joins Clinton to rally NC Dems MORE’s shortly after 10 p.m.