Capital News Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- After arriving in Charlotte prior to the Democratic National Convention, it was time for the Maryland delegation to celebrate. Jazz music and the scent of chicken, peaches and grilled vegetables filled the air as the state’s 122 delegates mingled as one for the very first time.

But State Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis let her group know there was work to be done in the upcoming week. And with three prominent Maryland representatives speaking this week – Steny Hoyer, Barbara Mikulski and Martin O’Malley – the state delegation figures to have plenty to cheer about.

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