CHARLOTTE, NC - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley got a prime time spot at the Democratic National Convention Monday night.
He spoke at around 10:00, an hour before First Lady Michelle Obama .
The governor focused his big speech on supporting Barack Obama - and attacking Mitt Romney.
"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan now say they want to take America back," he said. "And we have to ask, back, to what? Back to the failed policies that drove us into this deep recession?"
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The governor did not touch on any of the controversial issues voters in our state will face this November.
There are seven statewide ballot questions .
The first three have to do with qualifications for judges, and removing elected officials from public office.
Then -- Question Four is about the so-called "Dream Act," asking voters whether the children of undocumented immigrants in Maryland should be allowed to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges and universities.
Question Five is about c ongressional redistricting .
Question Six is the same sex marriage issue -- do voters believe same sex couples should be allowed to get married in Maryland?
And the final statewide question, Question Seven, is about the expansion of gambling - whether to add table games, and a sixth location in Prince George's County.
That is the issue Governor O'Malley has said he wants to get behind him -- even as he looks forward to the 2012 election, and perhaps 2016
"Swiss bank accounts never created American jobs," Governor O'Malley said in his speech. " Governor Romney , just because you bank against the United States of America, doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out."
Politico is reporting that Wednesday morning Governor O'Malley will to have breakfast with Iowa's delegation to the Democratic National Convention.
Iowa always holds its caucuses before any other state's primary.
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