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May 30, 2014
In response to Michael Dresser 's May 28th article that describes Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign treasury as having over $4 million cash on hand ( "Brown raises $1.2 million in 6 weeks," May 28), it is worth pointing out that some of this money goes to the campaign signs that end up on vacant houses and blighted structures throughout the city. In my district, major culprits include the Brown/Ulman ticket, Doc Cheatham, and the ubiquitous Conaways. But no ticket appears on more vacant buildings than the signs encouraging the re-election of Joan Carter Conway, Maggie McIntosh, Curt Anderson and Mary Washington.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin, a candidate for attorney general, has accused two Baltimore lawmakers of intimidating a campaign volunteer and an anti-Cardin committee of violating campaign finance rules. In a letter to State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt over the weekend, Cardin accused Del. Maggie McIntosh and Sen. Lisa A. Gladden of "formal voter intimidation" at a North Baltimore early voting site Thursday. Cardin wrote that the two lawmakers told his volunteer to leave a polling station on East Cold Spring Lane because they "did not like an opponent of theirs to have representation at early voting.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
An Anne Arundel County police sergeant told a judge Wednesday that he drove County Executive John R. Leopold on a predawn tour of Pasadena and Glen Burnie, with Leopold directing him to spots where the county executive uprooted his opponent's campaign signs. Sgt. Gregory Speed testified that he picked Leopold up at home around 6 a.m. - "it was still dark," he said - on the October Sunday before the 2010 general election. He said he returned Leopold home by 7 a.m., and that he thought most of the signs removed had been staked along roads.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The Hershey Company is accusing a state senator from Queen Anne's County of using chocolate-colored campaign signs to draw on its sugary "fame and equity" in a bid to drum up votes. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the Pennsylvania-based confectioner asked a judge to stop Sen. Stephen S. Hershey Jr. from using campaign materials that it believes are too similar to its own logo and packaging. "Hershey is bringing this action to stop Senator Steve Hershey and his campaign from using the famous trade dress of the Hershey's chocolate bar in connection with Senator Hershey's campaign activities," the company wrote in a complaint.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
A high-ranking state official whose wife is running against Baltimore County State Sen. Jim Brochin is being accused of stealing Brochin's campaign signs, an incident the senator's opponent called "a misunderstanding. " Marc Lazerow, Brochin's campaign manager, said he found Maryland Commissioner of Labor and Industry J. Ronald DeJuliis and two other men in the midst of tearing down four Brochin campaign signs near a busy intersection Saturday afternoon. Connie DeJuliis, DeJuliis's wife and Brochin's opponent in the Democratic primary, said Sunday her husband had permission from the owner of the property to put up her campaign signs and that her husband thought Brochin's campaign signs had been placed there improperly.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2010
On York Road near the entrance to St. Joseph Medical Center, the blue-and-yellow sign promoting Todd Huff for Baltimore County Council is teetering on wobbly two-by-fours. The Ehrlich sign nearby toppled two days ago, but at least the name of the Republican gubernatorial candidate is face up in the grass. Pity the incumbent judges, whose sign also fell but landed against a brick retaining wall, their names obscured. Voting finished Tuesday and the results are in, or mostly in, and the roadside campaign signs now resemble litter.
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By Justin Fenton and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2010
Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III has taken down the campaign signs that prompted accusations of impropriety from State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy, but he remained under scrutiny as some officials rallied behind the prosecutor. Bealefeld's yard signs for attorney Gregg Bernstein were taken down Monday, before Jessamy's Tuesday news conference in which she questioned the police commissioner's integrity and called for a probe of whether he was politicking while on the job. In an e-mail sent from his private account – as well as in brief remarks at an event touting the seizure of marijuana plants – Bealefeld said fighting crime was his priority.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2010
Anne Arundel County police have charged a man with stealing more than 70 campaign signs from a Pasadena intersection Saturday. Police said that David S. Corrigan, 50, of the 100 block of Foxtrap Drive in Glen Burnie removed signs from the area of Ritchie Highway and Earleigh Heights Road at about 4 a.m. Police said Corrigan admitted to taking the signs belonging to the Jobs & Revenue Corp. The officers found about 70 additional signs in Corrigan's car, police said, and they said he might be linked to other missing signs in the county.
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By Bryan P. Sears, Towson Times | May 24, 2010
Two Baltimore County residents say their rights to free speech have been violated because they were ordered to remove signs supporting Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s bid for governor. Their concerns have led county officials to suspend acting on anonymous complaints about improper campaign signs. In one case, Steve Kolbe, who lives on Dulaney Valley Road, had a 32-square-foot sign supporting Ehrlich, the former Republican governor seeking another term, in his yard until removing it to avoid a possible $200-per-day fine or 90 days in jail.
EXPLORE
February 23, 2012
It's apparent that we're once again in election season in Howard County. The signs for the school Board and Circuit Court are beginning to appear everywhere. That's part of the election process and I have no problem with it. What bothers me is when I see the illegal signs of the challenger to the sitting judges. They're on medians, rights of way, county property, etc. — places where clearly no permission was given. These signs say much about someone who wants to be a judge, but has no respect for the law. David Dagold Columbia
NEWS
May 30, 2014
In response to Michael Dresser 's May 28th article that describes Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign treasury as having over $4 million cash on hand ( "Brown raises $1.2 million in 6 weeks," May 28), it is worth pointing out that some of this money goes to the campaign signs that end up on vacant houses and blighted structures throughout the city. In my district, major culprits include the Brown/Ulman ticket, Doc Cheatham, and the ubiquitous Conaways. But no ticket appears on more vacant buildings than the signs encouraging the re-election of Joan Carter Conway, Maggie McIntosh, Curt Anderson and Mary Washington.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Frederick voters may notice a theme to their primary ballots next month: Young for state senator. Young for county executive. Young for county school board. Young for state delegate. Politics, after all, is the Young family business. "I was driving the other day, and I literally saw all four of their campaign signs on the same corner," said Todd Anderson, a federal contractor who lives in the city of Frederick. "I guess we've got kind of a Kennedy clan here. " The family's dominance in city and county politics is measured in decades.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown - a candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary - says he attended the Preakness Day as an "official state function" rather than a campaign event. He may be duty-bound to attend Maryland's signature horse-racing event, but that didn't prevent Brown and his wife, Karmen, from having some fun. And placing what he called “low-wager” bets. Not coincidentally, all of his picks had Maryland connections. Brown went with favorite California Chrome to win the Preakness.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
The apartment company involved in a dispute over alleged sign-stealing by Democrat Connie DeJuliis' state Senate campaign in northern Baltimore County has issued a statement defending her and asking both candidates in the race to remove their signs from the Parkville property. Connie DeJuliis' husband, J. Ronald DeJuliis, the state's commissioner of labor and industry, has been charged with stealing campaign signs from his wife's primary opponent, incumbent state Senator Jim Brochin.  Dan D. Zaccagnini, a spokesman for Apartment Services Inc., whose Loch Bend Apartments were the site of the alleged crime, said DeJuliis has been granted permission to put her signs there.
NEWS
May 14, 2014
State Sen. Jim Brochin is a good man, for a Democrat, and does not need this type of treatment from another Democrat ( "Top state official accused of stealing state senator's campaign signs," May 12). It's another reason to vote Republican: To get rid of these Democrats in Annapolis. F. Cordell - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The chairman of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee on Wednesday called for the immediate resignation of J. Ronald DeJuliis, the state's commissioner of labor and industry, over charges he stole campaign signs from his wife's primary opponent for state Senate. “If Mr. DeJuliis feels it's alright to break the law to advance the political career of a family member, he shows a total lack of judgement," said John Fiastro, Jr., head of the Republican group. "Such a criminal act disqualifies him from serving the citizens of Maryland as Labor Commissioner.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
A high-ranking state official whose wife is running against Baltimore County State Sen. Jim Brochin is being accused of stealing Brochin's campaign signs, an incident the senator's opponent called "a misunderstanding. " Marc Lazerow, Brochin's campaign manager, said he found Maryland Commissioner of Labor and Industry J. Ronald DeJuliis and two other men in the midst of tearing down four Brochin campaign signs near a busy intersection Saturday afternoon. Connie DeJuliis, DeJuliis's wife and Brochin's opponent in the Democratic primary, said Sunday her husband had permission from the owner of the property to put up her campaign signs and that her husband thought Brochin's campaign signs had been placed there improperly.
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Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
A candidate for Baltimore City sheriff is accusing an opponent and another man of taking his campaign signs from the windows of local businesses. In a complaint filed in Baltimore District Court, candidate Donoven Brooks said members of his campaign noticed that signs were missing from businesses along Washington Boulevard April 14. Brooks says store owners told him that opponent Richard Parker had removed the materials and handed out his own literature. Brooks also says he has security camera footage showing Rob LaPin, a Parker supporter and candidate for the House of Delegates, taking a campaign sign from a restaurant, tearing it apart and throwing it away.
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