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Maryland Democrats seek funds to finance a rebound

Maryland Democrats seek funds to finance a rebound

Maryland Democrats turned to a homegrown legend and an up-and-comer from New Jersey on Monday night as the state's majority party works to dig out from the rubble of last year's crushing defeat in the race for governor.

About 500 people attended the Maryland Democratic Party's second big fundraising event of the year, billed as a salute to retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore. The headliner was Sen. Cory Booker, the former Newark mayor who is seen as one of the party's rising national stars.

After Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown lost to Republican Larry Hogan following what was widely regarded as an abysmal campaign, the party...

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