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October 18, 2012
The election for Maryland's 7th Congressional District is a fallacy. After voting in the primaries and reading a few articles, I have come to the following conclusion: There is no congressional race in our district. Sure, I see a handful of signs for Rep. Elijah Cummings and challenger Frank Mirable in our gerrymandered district, but that's a given. Here is what's missing: an election campaign centered on issues and qualifications Cummings refuses to truly debate these issues; his campaign claimed they have other priorities.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
When first-time House candidate Jonathan Goff Jr. was learning how to fill out a campaign finance report, an official at the Federal Election Commission handed him a sample filing from one of the most prominent members of Congress. The name stamped on the front: Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican and then-House majority leader. "I was astounded," said Goff, who is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Andy Harris in Maryland's 1st Congressional District. "This was big money.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1996
Del. Elijah E. Cummings, a West Baltimore legislator, picked up the first major organizational endorsement in the campaign for the 7th District congressional seat yesterday and locked up part of the important Eastside vote in the process.Mr. Cummings, speaker pro tem of the House of Delegates, won the endorsement of state Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden, who withdrew from the race and pledged the support of his Eastside Democratic Organization (EDO), as reported yesterday in late editions of The Sun.Mr.
EXPLORE
October 18, 2012
The election for Maryland's 7th Congressional District is a fallacy. After voting in the primaries and reading a few articles, I have come to the following conclusion: There is no congressional race in our district. Sure, I see a handful of signs for Rep. Elijah Cummings and challenger Frank Mirable in our gerrymandered district, but that's a given. Here is what's missing: an election campaign centered on issues and qualifications Cummings refuses to truly debate these issues; his campaign claimed they have other priorities.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | August 21, 1994
Four years ago, Republican John Klocko III nearly pulled off a stunning upset, losing to incumbent Virginia P. Clagett in the general election for South County's 7th District seat by less than 2 percent.This year, Ms. Clagett, who is leaving the County Council because of a term limit law, is running for the House of Delegates.With a wide-open race, Mr. Klocko says he believes he has an excellent opportunity for victory -- not just in the September Republican primary, but in November as well -- and accepts the label of front-runner in the County Council race.
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January 30, 2004
Antonio P. Salazar, a Republican from Ellicott City and deputy general counsel for Provident Bank, plans to announce tomorrow his candidacy for Maryland's 7th District congressional seat - held by Baltimore Democrat Elijah E. Cummings. Salazar has scheduled announcements in Northwest Baltimore at 10:30 a.m., in Catonsville at the Candle Light Inn restaurant at 1:30 p.m., and in Columbia at the Swansfield Neighborhood Center at 4:30 p.m. The 7th District covers most of West Baltimore, western Baltimore County and Howard County from Ellicott City to Lisbon and the North Laurel area.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1996
The political arm of the national abortion rights movement yesterday endorsed Del. Kenneth C. Montague Jr., a Democratic legislator from Northeast Baltimore running for the 7th District congressional seat in the March 5 primary.In a rare move in a primary, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) threw its support behind Mr. Montague, citing his efforts as a "tireless and unyielding pro-choice advocate."Kate Michelman, NARAL's executive director, made the announcement yesterday at a fund-raiser in North Baltimore for Mr. Montague, a member of the group's national board since 1991.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1996
In yesterday's editions, the number of absentee ballots returned to the Baltimore County election board for the 7th Congressional District race was incorrectly reported. The number of ballots returned was about 400.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore city and county voters in the 7th Congressional District are expected to come out in record numbers today for the special election to pick a successor to former Rep. Kweisi Mfume.Those would be record low numbers, election officials fear."It's going to be a sorry election," said Doris J. Suter, Baltimore County election administrator.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 16, 1996
A number of candidate forums for the 7th District congressional race have been scheduled before the March 5 primary election to replace Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who is leaving Congress to head the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.Scheduled meetings are:* Tomorrow, noon to 4 p.m., sponsored by a coalition of community leaders and institutions, including Sojourner-Douglass College and Radio One, in the Dunbar High School Auditorium, 1400 Orleans St. It will be broadcast live on Radio One's WOLB (1010 AM)
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1996
In yesterday's editions, the number of absentee ballots returned to the Baltimore County election board for the 7th Congressional District race was incorrectly reported. The number of ballots returned was about 400.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore city and county voters in the 7th Congressional District are expected to come out in record numbers today for the special election to pick a successor to former Rep. Kweisi Mfume.Those would be record low numbers, election officials fear."It's going to be a sorry election," said Doris J. Suter, Baltimore County election administrator.
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By Luke Broadwater and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2011
Two Baltimore City Council candidates were poised to overcome write-in challenges Tuesday, converting their Democratic nominations into general election victories. Councilman Warren Branch of the 13th District was leading write-in challenger Shannon Sneed, widening a margin of victory from the September primary. Meanwhile, political newcomer Nick Mosby appeared to have turned back a write-in challenge from incumbent Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, whom he defeated in the 7th District's Democratic primary.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
Nick Mosby bounded along a row of ninth-grade boys at Baltimore's Civitas School with the energy of a football player about to dart onto the field. Citing his own upbringing by a single mother, he urged the young men to aim higher than the temptations of the city's streets. "If you dream about it, you'll become it," he said. Mosby, a 32-year-old Verizon engineer and community activist, says he had long dreamed of a career in politics before defeating a two-term city councilwoman in September's Democratic primary.
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By Luke Broadwater and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2011
Baltimore City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, who is running a write-in campaign to keep her seat in the Nov. 8 election, accused the city elections board Tuesday of committing "major fraud" by mailing out incorrect absentee ballots to 7th District voters. Conaway said she has confirmed that at least seven voters in her district received 6th District absentee ballots in the mail, and worries that the problem could be more widespread. Conaway said she sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., asking him to intervene in the administration of the election.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
Communities that were split up in the last round of redistricting are expected to be reunited under proposed changes to Baltimore County Council boundary lines. The new map would keep all council members in their current districts. A council-appointed redistricting commission will meet Wednesday to discuss the proposals. Members of the commission were not available Tuesday for comment. Among the changes under consideration, according to council members who are familiar with the plan: Parkville, Perry Hall, Reisterstown and Timonium would each be represented by one council member instead of being split between two; Carney would be represented by two instead of three.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
As the deadline for redrawing City Council districts nears, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan is being criticized by some council members, community leaders and residents who chafe at the boundary changes and say the new districts could hurt the political prospects of blacks and Hispanics. The former president of the Baltimore NAACP branch has warned that the plan could be seen as "packing" — limiting the voting power of blacks by concentrating them into one district. And a councilman has raised concerns that the plan could result in "cracking" Latino residents in Upper Fells Point and surrounding neighborhoods, by dividing them among three districts.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2010
Rebecca L. Nelson will be able to use the Weir family name again on the Nov. 2 general election ballot for the 7th District state Senate seat. After Nelson defeated James G. Stavropoulos Jr. in the September primary election, he questioned the legitimacy of the name she had used on the ballot, "Rebecca Weir Nelson. " Nelson is a cousin of Democratic Del. Michael H. Weir Jr. Stavropoulos accused her of using that name to hide criminal incidents that occurred after her failed 2006 run for the House of Delegates.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | February 17, 1996
Del. Elijah E. Cummings, a West Baltimore legislator who is among the front-runners for Rep. Kweisi Mfume's 7th District congressional seat, picked up two more key endorsements yesterday, with a little more than two weeks to go until the March 5 primary election.The Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council, an umbrella organization representing 17 labor unions, threw its support behind Mr. Cummings, the Maryland House speaker pro-tem.Maryland Senate Majority Leader Clarence W. Blount, a West Baltimore Democrat who is dean of the city's legislative delegation, also formally endorsed Mr. Cummings yesterday, pledging the support of his political organization, the Five in Five Democratic Club.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1995
In an article in yesterday's editions, the name of lawyer A. Dwight Pettit, a candidate for the 7th Congressional District seat, was misspelled.The Sun regrets the error.Citing his experience as a civil rights lawyer, A. Dwight Petitt yesterday joined the ever-widening pool of candidates and would-be candidates for Rep. Kweisi Mfume's 7th District congressional seat."I am the best qualified candidate because I have been in the trenches of the civil rights movement," said Mr. Petitt, a Democrat from West Baltimore.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | September 14, 2010
The Associated Press has called several primary races in Maryland, declaring that Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski have topped the little-known Democrats challenging them. Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has won his primary against investor and businessman Brian Murphy, according to the AP, with early results showing Ehrlich ahead by a 4-to-1 margin. The following incumbent Democratic members of congress have also been declared winners: C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (2nd district)
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September 13, 2010
The question that consumed Maryland's Republican state senators during the last four years was whether they should seek to confront the Democratic governor and majority in the legislature at every opportunity or whether they should look for ways they could work with the other party without compromising their beliefs. Two devotees of the confrontational school — Sens. Andy Harris and Janet Greenip — have either left or are leaving the legislature, and voters in their districts have the opportunity to replace them with candidates who are solidly conservative but dedicated to building the kinds of relationships that will help them get more done for their constituents.
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