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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Democratic attorney general candidate Jon S. Cardin apparently thought he had a winning argument Saturday when he boasted to the Western Maryland Democratic Summit in Hagerstown that he was the only candidate in the three-way primary race with a 97 percent pro-environment score over his 12-year legislative career from the League of Conservation Voters. That claim is true. A check of the league's web site confirmed that the Baltimore County delegate had earned that score. After hearing about the claim, one of Cardin's opponents in the June 24 primary, Sen. Brian E. Frosh of Montgomery County, conceded that Cardin is indeed the only candidate in the race with a 97 percent score.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
State financial regulators and the attorney general issued a warning Friday about bitcoin and other virtual currencies, saying buyers - and sellers - should be careful. "For now, there is little to no regulation and no safety net for consumers or investors who lose their money dabbling in virtual currency such as Bitcoin," Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said in a statement. Mark Kaufman, Maryland's commissioner of financial regulation, said in that statement that the state doesn't regulate virtual currencies but is examining issues related to them.
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Dan Rodricks | April 24, 2014
Now that veterans groups have condemned Doug Gansler for disparaging Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, followed by Brown calling the attorney general's remarks "reckless and irresponsible," we can start to measure the consequence of Gansler's latest misstep in his quest to be Maryland's next governor. Knocking a veteran? On its surface, it sounds like a low blow - Gansler, the attorney general, suggesting that Brown's stint in Iraq as a military lawyer wasn't "a real job. " Here's what Gansler said Monday about his chief rival in the Democratic primary at a candidates forum in Bethesda: "I'm running against somebody who has never managed anything, never run anything.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Equality Maryland has endorsed Sen. Brian Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, for attorney general, calling him a "firm ally" of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. "He has the maturity, experience and commitment to be an effective advocate for the LGBT communities of Maryland as our next Attorney General,” said Carrie Evans, Equality Maryland's executive director, in a statement Monday. Evans credited Frosh with helping secure passage this legislative session of the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, which prohibits discrimination against transgender people in employment, housing and public places.
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April 8, 2014
Are Marylanders aware that the General Assembly (our state senators and delegates) are part-time representatives who only work for 90 days? To deal with more important complex issues, such as public health and safety, they do not have the time. Apparently they consider it more important to give themselves a raise and name a state sandwich! They are working 90 days at a salary of $43,000. What a great part-time job! I would love a part-time job that pays that much and does not accomplish or provide anything significant in improving our state Douglas F. Gansler, our attorney general and a candidate for governor doesn't even know what his job responsibilities are. When his office was contacted about reviewing prescription drug distribution offenses and why we don't prosecute "pill mill" doctors, his office said that was not his responsibility.
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Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
The family of a 10-year-old girl who suffered a fractured skull and cheekbones when she was struck by a baseball before a Baltimore Orioles game last season has filed a lawsuit against the ballclub. According to the lawsuit, Jennifer Dempsey and her stepfather Joseph Kraft attended a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 23, 2013. They arrived at the game early and an usher, whose identity is unknown, told them they had to wait two minutes for the stadium's seating bowl to open.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
An influential coalition of Baltimore ministers endorsed Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler for governor Thursday, saying he's an experienced leader with a strong record on civil rights issues. At a news conference at Friendship Baptist Church, the Rev. Alvin J. Gwynn Sr., president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore, cited Gansler's "expertise and longevity" in public service. "He understands the problems that are confronting the state of Maryland and the city of Baltimore," Gwynn said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
An Anne Arundel County judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by supporters of gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler who wanted to prevent his Democratic rivals from raising money during the General Assembly session. Judge William C. Mulford II dismissed the case — at the request of the lawyer for the Gansler supporters. Attorney Daniel Clements said his clients got what they wanted out of the case: a promise from Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown that his running mate, Ken Ulman, wouldn't raise money during the session.
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By Michael Dresser | February 25, 2014
The four-way race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general became a three-person contest Tuesday night as Del. C. William Frick dropped his faltering campaign. Frick, 39, withdrew his candidacy Tuesday night -- about an hour before the 9 p.m. filing deadline. He immediately signed up to run for re-election to the Montgomery County House seat he has held for the past two terms. " My two terms in the House have been exceptional," Frick said in an emailed statement.  "I've been a part of a team that has enacted marriage equality for all Maryland couples, repealed the death penalty, protected consumers from abuses, and begun the task of reforming our tax code.
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