Incumbents' spat sends fur flying

September 13, 1991|By Robert Hilson Jr. | Robert Hilson Jr.,Evening Sun Staff

The only sparks that flew in the 4th District City Council race yesterday came from two incumbents over accusations that one of them abandoned a team campaign concept and "single-shot" at the polls.

Council members Lawrence A. Bell and Sheila Dixon got in a heated argument about 3 p.m. yesterday at the polling place at DTC Eutaw Marshburn Elementary School in West Baltimore, witnesses said.

Bell declined to comment, saying only that he is happy the incumbents won.

Dixon downplayed the argument, but said she was surprised to find Bell handing out his own literature.

"We had agreed to a certain ticket," she said. "He [Bell] backed out of it."

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