Now comes the post-July Fourth wave of presidential candidates - including a Republican.
Earlier this week, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd - all Democrats - spoke to delegates at a National Education Association assembly at the Convention Center.
Clinton also picked up Mayor Street's endorsement Monday morning at City Hall.
This morning at 11, the education convention will hear Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. This afternoon, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden (4 p.m.) will follow the week's first Republican presidential wannabe, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (2:30).