Campaign Digest

September 25, 1998|By From staff reports

Townsend takes governor's message to street corners

Yes, it was Kathleen Kennedy Townsend waving and smiling yesterday morning at the corner of York Road and Northern Parkway.

With a cast of 20 or so deployed at each corner of the intersection, Maryland's lieutenant governor worked on name recognition for herself and her running mate, Gov. Parris N. Glendening. Occasionally, Townsend had an opportunity to speak with a motorist stopped by a red light. A few rolled down their windows and shook her hand.

She started this retail politicking after spending a morning at a Prince George's County intersection with U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, according to the Glendening-Townsend campaign. A spokesman said the lieutenant governor may be appearing at an intersection near you soon -- possibly accompanied by Glendening.

Schaefer declines offer to debate likely opponent

Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer does not plan to debate his likely opponent in the general election for state comptroller, a Schaefer spokesman said yesterday.

Larry M. Epstein, the apparent Republican nominee for comptroller pending official certification of primary election results, has challenged Schaefer to a debate. Michael Golden, a spokesman for the Schaefer campaign, said Schaefer believes he has nothing to gain from a debate because his record and background are well known.

Golden added, "It is incumbent upon [Epstein] to get his message out to the voters."

Kemp to attend fund-raiser for GOP nominee Sauerbrey

Jack Kemp, the 1996 Republican Party nominee for vice president, will join the parade of past and present GOP officeholders coming through Maryland to raise money for Ellen R. Sauerbrey.

Kemp will appear at a Sauerbrey fund-raiser at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Turf Valley Country Club and Resort in Howard County. Tickets are $125 for the fund-raiser and $500 for the event and a photograph with Kemp.

In recent weeks, Sauerbrey's gubernatorial campaign has brought in former President George Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle for fund raising.

Pub Date: 9/25/98

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