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Party's over for belligerent CA delegate

This is the story, according to a California Democratic Party spokesman: A pair of California delegates arrived at their hotel drunk. Hotel staff noticed that one of the men appeared to be unconscious and called paramedics. The delegate was taken to a local hospital and has been released.

According to several reports, the other intoxicated delegate became disruptive with hotel staff and emergency technicians, prompting the hotel to call the police. The delegate was not arrested. But this afternoon, California Democratic Party staff met with that delegate and asked him to leave the hotel and not partake in convention activities. The delegate has apologized to hotel staff and earlier today agreed to leave the hotel and forego official delegation activities in Charlotte. No word yet about the identity of either delegate.