Maryland Delegation and More From GOP Convention

Check out what Maryland delegates and politicians are doing in Tampa.

The first full day of activities at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday included the official nomination of Mitt Romney for president and speeches from dignitaries including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Romney's wife Ann. The Huffington Post is providing live updates from the convention. Here are the happenings from Tampa that hit closer to home.

Catching up with familiar faces: WBAL Radio's Scott Wykoff shows you the view from the Maryland delegation's seats at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Baltimore Sun reports that both former Gov. Robert Ehrlich and current Gov. Martin O'Malley (chair of the Democratic Governors Association) are working crowds and talking to journalists and supporters. Also working the interview circuit: U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino, according to the Sun piece.

Spotlight on fiscal discipline: The Capital News Service reports (via Maryland Reporter) on what Tea Party supporters from Maryland hope to get out of Tampa.

Patched in: Our Patch colleagues in Tampa are also covering local angles in Tampa. Despite the thousands of delegates, politicians and media in town, downtown Tampa businesses . The traffic on the roads has been less than expected, too, . Check out more on this New Tampa Patch topic page.

LCA September 12, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Joe- It is all they have, they must make fun or call names or make you sound like the crazy person because they have no facts to back them up. Look, truly we have not held this President to the same standard as others, if there is a supposed issue with a birth certificate, it is an easy fix by revealing it, yet the President battle this in court for years before revealing what many experts throughout the world have claimed to be a forgery, he has sealed his college transcripts, yet everyone was in a huff when Bush wouldn't release his, he is said to have gone to college as a foreign exchange student, but why?(this could be solved by releasing college records) if he was a citizen he wouldn't need to do this...few if any of his supposed college friends remember him being in school...he has waffled on his religion (not to mention his admin apologized to the muslims, for offending them, after they murdered the US Ambassador and three of his staff) my point is this, some of these are just basic ideas around which every other president has been checked and re-checked, yet we don't demand the same? if this was one or two issues then we could argue it is just some people looking to cause problems, but it is a host of odd occurrences that surround the man and where there is smoke typically there is fire....all I am saying is honestly vet the man as we would any other person running for the office of president, if he is truly qualified then what does he have to hide?
Steve September 12, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Oh Lord! Another Birther..... Keep beating that dead horse. "Experts" What "experts"??? This horse is so dead they could even get the Teabaggers to buy tickets to that idiot Sheriff Joe's Birtherfest 2012. http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/birtherpalooza_canceled.php
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"Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the federal law prohibiting federal employees from partisan activities, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) reported Wednesday. “OSC concluded that Secretary Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012,” the office said in its report. The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from trying to influence the outcome of an election while using their official authority or using their official title or when speaking about agency business. The OSC reports: “After the event, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reclassified the trip from official to political and issued a statement to that effect. Secretary Sebelius and HHS reimbursed the U.S. Treasury for all costs and expenses associated with her travel to the event. OSC found no evidence that Secretary Sebelius made any other political statements in her official capacity.” The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency."
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