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Tampa Bay Times Forum
Md. delegation bunks with Grover Norquist in Tampa
Md. delegation bunks with Grover Norquist in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. -- Maryland's delegation to the Republican National Convention doesn't include any headline speakers, but there is a nationally recognized figure within its ranks: Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist. Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, is staying at the same Tampa hotel as the 37 delegates, 34 alternates and party guests this week. Norquist, who lives in Washington, reached out to Maryland Republican leaders months ago to request four rooms from their hotel block. He is also scheduled to speak to the delegation Thursday. To say deep blue Maryland doesn't receive the perks that other states enjoy at Republican conventions is an understatement....