Rawlings-Blake to Gavel in Democratic National Convention

Baltimore Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will gavel in this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

“She’s excited to be part of this historic convention,” Anthony McCarthy, Director of Public Affairs for the mayor, said.

The change came after outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she wouldn’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon.

She abruptly cancelled that plan just a few hours before she was to gavel open the nominating convention. In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel newspaper of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Wasserman Schultz said: