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“We have no industry whatsoever,” he said.

Still, politics was not on everybody’s mind yesterday.

“How do we get a cold beer with the crabs we”re gonna eat?” asked Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot, a Democrat “I love this. It”s all about eating and drinking and socializing, and every once in awhile someone from the Maryland political world sticks their hand out and the general response is: ‘I”m from Delaware.’ ”