Dems want 'Hamilton' star for convention
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Democratic operatives are hoping the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” will appear at their party’s national convention.

Officials have reached out to Lin-Manuel Miranda about appearing at next month’s event in Philadelphia, according to Politico.


Miranda’s name tops a list of celebrities operatives are targeting for the convention, according to the report.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJill Stein: 'I am not a Russian spy' Trump criticizes Clinton for suggesting Jill Stein was Russian asset Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' MORE’s campaign are also seeking younger musical acts, the report said.

Luis Miranda Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda’s father, on Tuesday said the rumors about his son’s possible appearance at the convention are premature.

“There is no truth to these rumors,” he said.

Lin-Manuel Miranda confirmed last week he is leaving “Hamilton” on July 9 after the blockbuster hit won 11 Tony Awards.

Lin-Manuel Miranda said last Thursday that rallying Hispanic voter turnout remains a goal of his career off Broadway.

“I’m going to be trying to get out the Latino vote as hard as possible,” he said.

Hispanic turnout could prove crucial in the election. Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has high unfavorable ratings among the voting bloc, something that was exacerbated by his recent attacks on a federal judge's Mexican heritage.