Maryland Democrats have scheduled an "unity" rally to for next week mend fissures exposed by the party's rancorous primary contest.
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is expected to attend. Gansler finished second in the acrimonious fight for the nomination for governor, and was was absent from a small Montgomery County "kiss-and-make-up" event schedule just days after the June 24 primary.
Already this week, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who won in a landslide, and Del. Heather Mizeur, who finished third, appeared together at a unity event in Frederick County.
Next week's rally, however, would mark the first time all three candidates appeared together at an event after one of the state's longest and most costly primary races. It will be held at 8 a.m. next Wednesday in Greenbelt, the same day most Maryland politicians are expected to travel to the Eastern Shore for an annual crab feast.
Organizers said most of Maryland's Democratic Party leaders will join the rally, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, Sen. Ben Cardin, Rep. John Sarbanes, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, and state Sen. Brian Frosh, who is the party's nominee for attorney general.