Bush to appear at fund-raiser for Sauerbrey on Sept...

Campaign Digest

August 27, 1998|By From staff reports

Bush to appear at fund-raiser for Sauerbrey on Sept. 18

Former President George Bush will appear at a breakfast fund-raiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey on Sept. 18, three days after the primary election.

The high-gloss, big-ticket event -- $4,000 for those wishing to have their picture taken with the former president, $1,000 for general admission -- will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at Tyson's Corner, Va.

"We're thrilled, of course," said Sauerbrey spokeswoman Carol Hirschburg. The former president "sees Ellen as a viable candidate for governor who has a good chance of winning," Hirschburg said.

Governor makes stops on Eastern Shore

Gov. Parris N. Glendening took his busy re-election campaign Maryland's Eastern Shore yesterday, stopping to press the flesh at events in Cambridge and Easton.

Glendening began the tour by greeting a lunchtime crowd in downtown Easton accompanied by Mayor Eugene Butler and toured an adult day care facility in Cambridge paid for in part with state money.

He also picked up an endorsement from former state Sen. Frederick C. Malkus Jr. at a small reception at Malkus' home in Cambridge.

Glendening camp apologizes for campaign worker's action

The re-election campaign of Gov. Parris N. Glendening acknowledged yesterday that a paid campaign staffer had misrepresented himself as a reporter with the Afro-American newspaper.

Peter S. Hamm, a campaign spokesman, called the action "not appropriate," apologized for it and said, "It will not happen

again."

The staffer, Demaune Millard, 25, told campaign workers for Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey at a news conference Friday that he was an Afro reporter when he was gathering information for the Glendening campaign. Sauerbrey campaign workers recognized Millard, Glendening's field coordinator in Baltimore.

Ecker touts endorsement by Sun in radio, TV ads

Republican Charles I. Ecker, fighting to establish himself as a credible rival to Ellen R. Sauerbrey, is touting his endorsement by The Sun in new radio and television ads.

"With the Maryland gubernatorial primary fast approaching," the radio ad says, "it's time for Republicans to wake up and smell the coffee, because you have a choice, a real choice -- Chuck Ecker."

Financial disclosure reports this month showed that the two-term Howard County executive had $25,000 in cash on hand, a tiny sum for bankrolling an ad campaign. The television ad starts on Baltimore stations today and will be on cable television in Montgomery County. The radio ad began airing in Baltimore Tuesday.

Pub Date: 8/27/98

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