Glendening-Sauerbrey debate tonight likely to be lone 0...

Campaign Digest

October 23, 1998|By From staff reports

Glendening-Sauerbrey debate tonight likely to be lone 0) televised one

Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey will appear tonight at the University of Maryland, College Park for what is expected to be their only televised debate before the Nov. 3 election for governor.

The program will be televised live from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Maryland Public Television -- in the Baltimore area, Channels 22 and 67. It also will be aired on WJLA-TV, Channel 7, in Washington and NewsChannel 8, a cable station carried in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

Media organizations and other groups called for more debates, but the Glendening and Sauerbrey campaigns could not agree on dates. Each side accused the other of ducking the debates.

Sauerbrey accuses Glendening of racism

Ellen R. Sauerbrey, responding to Gov. Parris N. Glendening's charge that she would be a bad choice for black voters, accused the governor yesterday of "resorting to racism in a desperate attempt to divide the people of this state."

"I think it is tragic that the governor of this state is trying to play that card," Sauerbrey said. "I think that his campaign tactics are desperate."

Glendening and other Democrats are distributing campaign literature stating that Sauerbrey "would turn back the clock on African-American progress."

Sierra Club, EPA chief back Glendening re-election

With the Potomac River as their backdrop, the Sierra Club and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol M. Browner endorsed Gov. Parris N. Glendening for re-election yesterday.

Glendening's re-election is important "not just for Maryland, but the country," said the Sierra Club's new president, Chuck McGrady. The nonpartisan group has 11,700 members in Maryland.

Browner, who became a Maryland resident when she took the EPA job with the Clinton administration, said, "We need a governor who shares our vision of clean air and clean water."

Glendening said he believes the environment will be a pivotal issue in the governor's race for the first time in 30 years.

Pub Date: 10/23/98

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