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Caroline County hopes to get resident delegate again

When Maryland lawmakers convened Wednesday, nobody living in Caroline County showed up in either the House or the Senate.

The same has been true the past 14 legislative sessions. Since Del. Robert Thornton left office, the Eastern Shore County has had no lawmaker residing within its bounds. Its tiny population of 33,000 is split between two legislative districts shared with neighboring counties, and Caroline County is usually outvoted.

Legislators from the Shore are trying to win a delegate for the county this year.

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