Campaign Digest

September 24, 1998|By From staff reports

Environmental groups endorse Glendening, slam Sauerbrey

Four leading environmental groups endorsed Gov. Parris N. Glendening for re-election yesterday, warning that "the choice couldn't be clearer" between him and Republican challenger Ellen R. Sauerbrey.

Against a backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay at the City Dock in Annapolis, the groups held a news conference to praise Glendening's record of fighting pollution and to slam Sauerbrey's "abysmal" record on environmental issues during her 16-year career in the General Assembly.

Glendening's endorsement by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, the Baltimore City League of Environmental Voters, the Sierra Club and Clean Water Action came as little surprise. The governor has delivered on many of the environmental lobby's most cherished goals -- including initiatives to control sprawling development, decrease pollution of the bay from fertilizers and tighten vehicle emission testing requirements.

Senior citizens rate state legislators

A coalition of senior citizens gave three-quarters of Maryland's 188 legislators high marks yesterday for their voting records on issues important to the elderly.

United Seniors of Maryland, which represents more than 775,000 retirees, issued a "report card" rating delegates and senators on their votes on 13 bills this year.

The two delegates who received the lowest marks were Robert C. Baldwin and Janet Greenip, both Anne Arundel Republicans who routinely vote against all kinds of legislation. One hundred forty-two received marks of 88 percent or higher.

Pub Date: 9/24/98


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