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December 9, 2011
Why does The Sun allow Dan Rodricks to have a column on the front page with his idiotic views ("Drawing the line in cutthroat business of politics," Dec. 7)? In his column, he points out the use of fraud to get people to go to the polls is illegal in Maryland and wants to bash Paul Schurick for doing so. He fails to allude to all the signs for President Barack Obama that appeared during the 2010 election in African American communities in an attempt to get blacks to believe they needed to go to the polls to vote for Mr. Obama.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Republican Larry Hogan will pay for his bid for governor with public financing, the first candidate to mount a state-wide general election bid on taxpayer dollars in two decades.  Hogan's campaign will receive a $2.6 million within the next few weeks to finance his race against Democrat Anthony G. Brown, who has proved himself a formidable fundraiser by collecting more than $12 million for the primary election alone.  "The Democratic Party...
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2011
So much for the mother's milk of American politics. In Baltimore, it's orange juice. Del. Keiffer Mitchell endorsed Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's re-election campaign in a video released Monday -- one day she drew crowds to his OJ stand at the farmers' market. Coincidence? Mitchell copped to the quid pro quo when I spoke with him just now. He said Mayor SRB came by his stand Sunday. She wasn't buying, but her photographer took a glass of juice. Soon a crowd gathered to see the mayor, and suddenly Mitchell was squeezing up a storm.
NEWS
July 9, 2014
Perry Wheeler's letter, "Heather will be back" (July 5), resonated with me. I also supported Del. Heather Mizeur as a way to combat the power of corporate money in politics. I hope she will be back, but we are still here. Although many folks have given up, American history shows that with persistence we can achieve real reform. One elected official who has tackled this problem is Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland's 3 r d Congressional District. He has refused political action committee money and is funding his campaign through a matching system called "My Voice Does Count.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
Republican businessman Charles Lollar kicked off his campaign for governor Tuesday with a four-day, 17-stop bus tour of Maryland. The Charles County businessman, Marine major and Republican activist was the subject a "Draft Lollar" campaign to convince him to run. Tuesday, Lollar and supporters began a tour in a 16-seat bus that bears his photo. Lollar, 42, describes himself as a fiscal conservative and social libertarian who believes the state's top job is about managing tax payer money.
NEWS
October 23, 2012
The article entitled "Outside money cements place on Capitol Hill" (Oct. 21) really disgusted me. I realize that the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for corporations supporting candidates and that is a separate issue, but the net concept is the same. Why would corporations and individuals blow so much money on campaigns if they truly got nothing in return? In an economy where thousands are barely surviving and corporations have cut jobs, why is dumping millions of dollars to support a candidate a good idea?
NEWS
November 30, 2011
Once again, The Sun urges the institution of public campaign financing, implying that if such a plan were instituted, private campaign contributions would disappear and we'd all live happily ever after ("Appearance of conflict," Nov. 29). Nothing could be further from the truth. For one thing, there is that pesky First Amendment. For another, as our president demonstrated in his 2008 campaign, if you have enough private contributions, you can finance a campaign very nicely without utilizing public financing.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler's statewide tour to launch his campaign for governor entered its third day Thursday as the Democrat took his stump speech to Western Maryland. Gansler has slightly different remarks - and campaign promises - for each of the 17 stops. On Wednesday, Gansler told a crowd in Hyattsville he supported extending the Metro to National Harbor where a casino is proposed, the campaign confirmed.  Gansler also told supporters he thought a law school should be established at the historically black Bowie State University in Prince George's County, the campaign confirmed.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
In advance of tonight's serious debate about big issues in the race for governor, here are two amusing - intentionally or not - contributions to the political discourse this week, courtesy of Douglas F. Gansler's campaign. On Wednesday, his campaign publicized an original song written by a supporter. If you're wondering what rhymes with "Gansler," the answer is: "Gansler. "  The lyrics say "Doug Gansler" 14 times in less than 90 seconds, plus eek out another three mentions of "Doug" and two more of "Mr. Gansler.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
The United Way's 28th annual Haverst for the Hungry campaign is underway. The food-collection drive continues through Saturday. It's simple. You just leave non-perishable goods by your own mailbox and your letter carrier will pick up your donation and get it to the right folks. For more information and guidelines about what to donate, go to Harvest for the Hungry website . You can also donate money through Give Corps , and if you do you'll be eligible for a $20-off deal from Tapas Teatro . Other partners for the Harvest for the Hungry include Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the United States Postal Service, WBAL-TV 11, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, Safeway and Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
NEWS
June 30, 2014
At the urging of fire and rescue personnel upset by continuing roadway carnage, Baltimore County's top officials recently announced an effort to reduce pedestrian accidents and fatalities. If anything, the campaign is overdue given that the county recorded 22 pedestrian crash fatalities last year and is on pace to meet and exceed that total this year. At a news conference, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz noted the upward trend, decrying the fact that last year's total was far higher than during any of the five years prior.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
Jack Dingman recounted an idyllic childhood in Dundalk and looked around the Heritage Fair on Saturday wishing for the blue-collar community to return to the glory that had been bolstered by a booming steel plant. The 28-year-old contractor, who now lives in Middle River, grew up less than a mile from the fairgrounds, and said he used to walk to the festival past thriving stores, restaurants and barbershops. "I love Dundalk, and I am proud to be from Dundalk," Dingman said. "But it breaks my heart.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
William G. "Bill" Evans, an award-winning Baltimore advertising executive who was the creative force behind the enduring "Charm City" advertising campaign of the early 1970s, died June 20 of cancer at the Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 83. "Bill certainly came out of the 'Mad Men' world. He was one of the first new breed of intellectual advertising writers. And he was definitely a character. There is no question about that. He was a very unique guy and writer," recalled ad executive Allan Charles, who began working with Mr. Evans in the early 1970s.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown took the stage at a Democratic unity event Thursday night and planted a kiss squarely on his former political rival, Del. Heather Mizeur. It was, after all, a “kiss and make up” party to mend the wounds from the long and acrimonious Democratic primary, which ended in Brown's landslide victory Tuesday night. The candidates who had the most making up to do, however, never shared the stage. Mizeur ran zero negative ads and made a point to stay positive throughout the campaign and debates.
NEWS
June 26, 2014
The back-and-forth between the campaigns of Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony Brown on Wednesday provided a good preview, just hours after the polls closed in the primary, of what the race for governor is going to be like. Mr. Hogan released a quickly produced, web-only ad attacking Mr. Brown as incompetent and blaming him for the tax hikes and rise in unemployment that occurred during his eight years as lieutenant governor. And the Democrats and Mr. Brown's campaign quickly responded by trying to make the conversation about something else.
NEWS
June 24, 2014
Despite a spirited three-way contest, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appears on his way to a convincing victory in the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary. On the Republican side, businessman and former state cabinet secretary Larry Hogan also emerged from a crowded field with a solid win. Though the primary appears to have drawn strikingly few voters to the polls - perhaps as a result of the unusually early election date - the result has set the state up for what promises to be a compelling general election contest during the next few months.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
State Sen. Rob Garagiola will report raising $330,000 for his Democratic bid for Congress, a campaign official said Tuesday -- a haul that is twice as large as what Republican incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett is expected to report bringing in over the same period. Garagiola, who is running in Maryland's newly redrawn 6th Congressional District, formally entered the race in November and has been working aggressively behind the scenes to line up political and financial support.
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by Annie Linskey | January 15, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend Martin Luther King Day on the hustings in South Carolina trying to convince GOP primary voters not to support Republican Mitt Romney for president. Maryland's governor will appear with a South Carolina state representative at a Myrtle Beach news conference where he will will accuse Romney of "job destruction," according to a news release. O'Malley, a Democrat, is scheduled to be back in Annapolis by Tuesday, when he's set to brief fiscal leaders and some county executives on his budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. O'Malley's role as a surrogate on the presidential campaign trail is the latest way in which he is using his chairmanship of  the Democratic Governors Association to burnish his national profile.
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Susan Reimer | June 23, 2014
"Sorry. " It's a verbal crutch women often use instead of "I didn't hear what you said," or "Excuse me. " A way of being extra polite. It is also the subject of a new ad campaign by Procter & Gamble, the makers of Pantene hair products, which shows women at work and at home who seem to be apologizing for even existing. A woman prefaces a question at a meeting with "sorry, but. " Another young woman apologizes before entering someone's office. A mother says "sorry" as she hands off her son to his father so she can get dinner out of the fridge.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | June 22, 2014
Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset. Most of the mainstream media coverage focused on Mr. Cantor's support (albeit tepid) for a set of immigration reform principles that some on the right interpreted as "amnesty" - and that such support was the primary cause of his loss at the hands of an unknown, underfunded candidate.
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