Campaign Digest

October 01, 1998|By From staff reports

Jim Brady endorses Glendening for stand on gun control

Declaring that public safety measures should "transcend politics," former Reagan press secretary Jim Brady endorsed Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend yesterday.

"Ellen Sauerbrey is now and always has been on the wrong side of gun violence," said Brady, who nevertheless considers himself a Republican. He was joined by his wife, Sarah, who has lobbied for gun-control laws nationwide since her husband was injured in the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981.

Glendening this week said that if re-elected, he will introduce legislation requiring that all handguns sold in Maryland feature safety devices to prevent unauthorized people from using them.

Business owners group endorses Sauerbrey

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey won the endorsement yesterday of the Maryland chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, a trade group representing small-business owners.

Representatives of NFIB applauded Sauerbrey's calls for lowering taxes and streamlining regulations on small businesses.

Two Democrats, former state Del. Timothy F. Maloney of Prince George's County and former state budget Secretary Charles L. Benton, are expected to endorse Sauerbrey in Annapolis today.

Pub Date: 10/01/98

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