Schaefer's options include McDonald's CAMPAIGN 1995

THE POLITICAL GAME

June 21, 1995|By William F. Zorzi Jr. | William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writer

The Political Game column in yesterday's editions of The Sun omitted a candidate running for a seat in Baltimore's 5th Councilmanic District. She is Michele Rosenberg, a Democrat.

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Spector announces slate

About two weeks ago, Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector realized that this year's re-election bid for her 5th District seat was shaping up to be a solo effort.

Neither of her former Democratic running mates will be back as representatives of the 5th.

Vera P. Hall is running in the crowded field for president of the City Council, and Iris G. Reeves apparently has decided to retire.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Mrs. Spector said she had planned to run with Mrs. Reeves until "Iris gave me the bombshell" that she was going to sit out 1995. So she culled two running mates from the current crop of candidates and announced her slate last week. Neither of her new partners is a stranger to politics, and the name of the youngest on the slate is well known among the 5th District voters -- a huge benefit to the ticket.

Stephanie C. Rawlings, the 25-year-old daughter of Del. Howard P. "Pete" Rawlings, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is taking a run at one of the seats. Harry E. Smith Sr., a 64-year-old professor at Baltimore City Community College who resides in Ashburton, will round out the ticket.

The Rawlings-Smith-Spector alliance, as it will be known, "is a good marriage," the 58-year-old incumbent said.

The slate already has agreed not to endorse the top of the ticket -- mayor, City Council president and comptroller -- which could be wise in a heated primary.

Other candidates who have filed with the city election board for the three 5th District seats include Isaiah C. Fletcher Sr., Roland H. Holmes, Helen L. Holton, Ralph W. Jaffe and Michael Eugene Johnson. All are Democrats.

'Tribute to Taylor'

House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. pulled in about $200,000 last week at his second annual "Tribute to Taylor" fund-raiser in Baltimore.

Mr. Taylor, who is pushing hard in his recovery from heart bypass surgery in April, apparently is raising money to keep his options in 1998 open.

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