Democrats can re­bound

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - Rob­bie Leonard, Ti­mo­nium The writer is chair of the Bal­ti­more County Demo­cratic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee.

The election is over, and it’s time to con­grat­u­late Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump. There will soon come a time when the Demo­cratic Party comes to­gether na­tion­ally to fig­ure out where we go from here.

Here’s what we learned about Mary­land and Bal­ti­more County vot­ers: af­ter the 2014 election when the GOP made in­roads in the state and county, weover­whelm­ingly re­jected the can­di­dates that the GOP had to of­fer this year. Our Demo­cratic can­di­dates were suc­cess­ful be­cause they of­fered hope and so­lu­tions. They were sup­ported by a tremen­dous amount of vol­un­teers who worked polling places, pro­vided trans­porta­tion for the el­derly and dis­abled to the polls, made phone calls, and knocked on doors. We were stronger to­gether and united like never be­fore.

It is too early to know the re­sults of our na­tional “au­topsy,” but the DNC should look to Mary­land and Bal­ti­more County to breathe life back into the party.

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