North Carolinian wins Democrats' trigger-lock raffle


Douglas Ordway of Charlotte, N.C., had the winning ticket last night in the Howard County Democratic Party's handgun trigger-lock raffle.

Ordway's ticket was plucked from among 1,000 $1 tickets that were sold as part of a partisan effort to draw a contrast to Carroll County Republicans, who raffled a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun in February.

The raffle for the safety device came after three hours of schmoozing and speeches at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, an annual fund-raising event for the Democratic Party. About 200 people attended the dinner in Savage Mill, where U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland's senior senator, delivered the main address.

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