There were 20 western regional candidates at the Meet-N-Greet campaigning to gain votes. When Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele arrived, all the state candidates came together as a group. Still photos were taken as residents and candidates welcomed Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele to the Western Region Meet -N-Greet. "The purpose is to come out and visit my friends out here in Frederick and western Maryland to let them know were ready to rock n roll in this campaign," said Michael Steele, Lieutentant Governor of Maryland and U.S. Senate candidate. Steele is a G.O.P. candidate running for the U.S. Senate against nine other republican candidates. He said if he wins, hes going to take the whole state of Maryland with him to Washington, D.C. "I want people from Maryland to know that this campaign is really about change because its about them, because were taking the attention away from Washington, and were placing it where it belongs," said Steele. After Steele made his special public appearance, candidates went right back to meet and greet their residents. "We wanted to be able to have a place for the voters to come out, talk to a candidate of their liking or disliking, and ask one on one questions," said Randy McClement, event organizer. "I think its a fantastic opportunity for the candidates to come out to the community and certainly for the community to rally around. Its to fire up support and I think to start getting the message out," said David Brinkley of the Maryland 4th District. For some, informal events like the Meet-N-Greet, will give constituents an idea of who is best for the job. "The key to this is Democrat, Republican Independent; get out and vote, this is your opportunity to make a difference," said McClement. The Maryland State Primary is scheduled for September 12th, but organizers said they plan to hold another Meet-N-Greet again soon. Reported by Sharia Davis" Community Pulls Together After Devastating Flood of 2006,1152490418,1152490418,"[img align=left]http://www.nbc25.com/main/uploads/ChadMerrill_1152490925_floodhelp.gif[/img] GREENE TOWNSHIP, PA- The Flood of 06 was just under two weeks ago, and now some people who have lost so much discover they still have much more to give.