While states as small as Delaware are often consigned to the rafters at the conventions, delegates from the First State will now be seated front and center on the convention floor, right next to the delegations from Sen. Barack Obama's home state of Illinois and host state Colorado.
"I might get a stiff neck, that’s how close we are,” Delaware Democratic Party Chairman John Daniello told The New York Times.
“We owe it to him,” Mr. Daniello said of Senator Biden, who has represented the state for six terms. “His reputation and his record finally got the state got some recognition.”
The Democratic National Convention Committee told the Times the move was in keeping with the tradition of giving the home state delegation of the vice presidential nominee a prime spot on the convention floor.
The committee announced the final seating arrangements for all state delegations on Sunday.