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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Californian Democrats arriving here for the Democratic National Convention found their hotel to be in less than tip-top shape.

Stucco damaged by wind was pulled from the facade of the Blake Hotel on Friday, affecting at least seven rooms at the hotel where California's delegation is staying, The Charlotte Observer reported.

California Democratic Party spokesman Tenoch Flores said Saturday night that the hotel appears to have enough capacity to accommodate the delegation without affecting any of its more than 700 delegates, alternates and guests.

"I haven't heard of anybody having to move," Flores said.

Most California delegates were expected to arrive Sunday and Monday for the convention. The hotel has one major perk: It is within walking distance of the convention hall.

PHOTO CREDIT: California delegates to the Democratic National Convention arrive Saturday to find their hotel damaged by wind. The Sacramento Bee/David Siders



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