DENVER -- Shortly before Hillary Clinton took to the stage, two congresswomen representing Florida crossed paths on the convention floor.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa, who endorsed Barack Obama, said she sympathized with the tall order facing Clinton.
"It's hard,'' she said. "When my mother (Betty Castor) lost that Senate race to Mel Martinez -- it was so hard. It's so hard when you come that close."
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, a fervent Clinton supporter, got choked up about thinking the end of her campaign for president.
"I wanted it to happen so badly,'' she said. "All the senior women in my district -- so many of them have said to me that they're afraid they'll never see a woman in the White House.''