AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Just after Republican delegates return to Maine from their national gathering in Florida, Maine Democrats are heading to Charlotte, N.C., for their convention that will re-nominate President Barack Obama and seek to highlight what's at stake in the presidential election.
Maine Democrats are sending 37 voting delegates and three nonvoting party leaders to the convention that starts Monday, which stands to be less confrontational than the GOP convention was for their counterparts last week.
While Obama is the undisputed nominee unifying the Democrats, Maine Republican delegates became embroiled in a credentials battle that divided them between supporters of Mitt Romney and challenger Ron Paul.
Democrats say their convention will highlight the differences between the parties and set into motion the fall campaign.
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