NEWARK - Newark Mayor Cory Booker was front and center tonight, delivering the party platform at the Democratic National Convention.

Speaking before the crowd in North Carolina, Booker fired up the audience with his emotional remarks.

"When your country is in a costly war sacrificing abroad, and our nation is facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare, it's patriotism," Booker said.

Democrats unveiled the platform at their national convention that echoes President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

Delegates officially adopted the party's platform tonight.

To watch Mayor Booker's speech, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.