By IAN MARTINES / DEMCONVENTION.com / August 27, 2012
Lexie LaMere, a Nebraska delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, was already a Senate Page at age sixteen. While walking with a friend through the halls of the Capitol, she caught sight of the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, fixated with rapt attention at his own portrait. It wasn’t an unusual occurrence, in fact, since the Senator had been known to do just that on many occasions. But Lexie was surprised on that day in 2008 to hear Senator Byrd summon her and her peer.