In yesterday's editions of The Sun, it was incorrectly...

7TH DISTRICT DIGEST

February 06, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In yesterday's editions of The Sun, it was incorrectly reported that the Stonewall Democratic Club had endorsed a candidate in the 7th Congressional District race. Also, the president of the club was incorrectly identified.

While three state legislators in the club have made endorsements in the race, the organization itself has not. In addition, Del. Brian K. McHale is, in fact, the club's president.

The Sun regrets the errors.

A number of candidate forums for the 7th District congressional race have been scheduled before the March 5 primary election to replace Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who is stepping down to head the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Forums scheduled in the next week are:

* Tonight at 7:30, sponsored by RENEW Inc., Randallstown's umbrella community group for Northwest Baltimore County, at Randallstown Senior High School, Winands and Offutt roads.

* Thursday at 6 p.m., forum on "Health Care in America," sponsored by Northwest Baltimore Corp., at Liberty Medical Center Auditorium, 2600 Liberty Heights Ave. (parking available in West Building parking lot).

* Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., co-sponsored by Harbel Community Organization, South East Community Organization and the Greater Homewood Community Corp., at Union Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 201 E. University Parkway.

* Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., for Democratic candidates only, sponsored by the New Democratic Club of Catonsville, at Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Road.

Kelley gets support for seat from two business groups

State Sen. Delores G. Kelley picked up a couple of additional endorsements yesterday in the race for the 7th District seat.

Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., president of Parks Sausage Co. and leader of the Third District Metro Organization, threw his support behind Ms. Kelley, a legislator from Baltimore County whose district straddles the city line.

Standing outside Morgan State University, Mr. Haysbert joined the Pimlico Merchants Association in endorsing Ms. Kelley for the seat.

Mr. Haysbert, at one time a Republican, heads the Third District Metro Organization, a political group in East and Northeast Baltimore that historically has had ties to West Baltimore organizations.

He said his group will provide financial backing and organizational support for Ms. Kelley.

"We will be providing troops for this Northeast district," Mr. Haysbert said. "Right now we have 85 members, but that number can go as high as 160."

Mr. Haysbert said he had been approached to run for the seat but decided to instead support Ms. Kelley when he saw the "splintering" that was occurring with so many candidates throwing their hats into the race.

Johnny J. Clinton, president of the Pimlico Merchants Association, also endorsed Ms. Kelley.

The association represents 60 businesses in the Pimlico area and Mr. Clinton said they support Ms. Kelley because of her strong ties to the small business community.

New Democratic Club votes to endorse Montague

Del. Kenneth C. Montague Jr., one of 27 Democrats running for the Mfume seat, yesterday announced an endorsement by a North Baltimore Democratic organization.

At an earlier board meeting, the New Democratic Club of the 2nd District (NDC-2) voted unanimously to make the endorsement, based on Mr. Montague's legislative record in Annapolis and his constituent service.

The endorsement means that Mr. Montague, a third-term legislator from Northeast Baltimore, will receive both financial and volunteer support from the group, made up of Democrats from the city's 2nd Councilmanic District.

Stonewall Democratic Club stands behind Cummings

South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club weighed in with its endorsement in the 7th District, throwing its support behind Del. Elijah E. Cummings.

Stonewall, which touts itself as Maryland's oldest Democratic club, followed the lead of the area's legislators -- Sen. George W. Della Jr., Del. Brian K. McHale and Del. Timothy D. Murphy, who is the club's president -- who joined with a Baltimore County coalition to back Mr. Cummings.

The Baltimore County group unanimously endorsed Mr. Cummings, the House speaker pro tem, last week.

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