Bradys back Glendening and criticize Sauerbrey CAMPAIGN 1994

September 27, 1994|By Joel Obermayer | Joel Obermayer,Sun Staff Writer

James and Sarah Brady came to Baltimore yesterday to back anti-gun candidates in the Maryland election campaign. Mr. Brady, the former White House press secretary, and his wife endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parris N. Glendening and Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. Mr. Brady was disabled after being shot in the head during a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. His wife is chairwoman of the national advocacy group Handgun Control Inc.

"I urge the citizens of Maryland to vote for those candidates who will work for public safety," said Mr. Brady, flanked by candidates who support curbs on guns. The remarks came at the Bethel AME Church on Druid Hill Avenue during a news conference sponsored by Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse.

The couple's strongest remarks were aimed at Mr. Glendening's opponent, Del. Ellen R. Sauerbrey, who Mrs. Brady said has "voted against every major piece of gun control legislation." Mrs. Brady said that, with a strong showing in November, gun control supporters in the Maryland legislature may be able to put much stronger laws in place.

"Maryland has been a leader on gun control," she said. "Maryland now has another opportunity to set a national example this year, to pass comprehensive gun control legislation."

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