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From the Floor: Wednesday Recap

Katina Rojas Joy

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County.


I spoke with Bowie delegate Len Lucchi, who told me Roxanne Taylor (Bowie delegate who suffered a mild stroke yesterday) is recovering nicely and should be discharged shortly.

Anne Arundel County alternate delegate Lyn Farrow Collin loved Michelle's speech: "Michelle told the story of the America, now so many people in America know we share the same story."

Dan Clements, Maryland Whip and director/volunteer Maryland for Obama hopes to re-energize voters, and get ready for November. His take on Michelle's speech: "she is charming, sincere and has a connection with the country's families."

The National Leadership Council (NLC), the Hispanic fundraising arm of the DNC, held its reception at the Four Seasons private residences in downtown Denver. Over 100 members were in attendance, including, National Council of La Raza president Janet Murgia, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, National Co-Chairs Frank Sanchez and Many Sanchez, and Ralina and Gayle Cardona, a mother-daughter team from the Bronx. Frank, Many and Henry encouraged the group to continue to fundraise in an effort to reach the ten million dollar goal by October.

The Latino Leaders Network honored Federico Pena, the former Mayor of the City of Denver, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Secretary of Energy. The program included Senator Ken Salazar, Governor Bill Richardson, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Senator Leticia Van De Putte, Senator Kenneth McClintock, and Janet Murguia. Secretary Pena gave a rousing and inspirational speech.

-- Katina Rojas Joy

By washingtonpost.com  |  August 27, 2008; 4:09 PM ET
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