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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The campaign trail has been kind to Larry Hogan's waistline. The Republican nominee for governor has managed to shed at least 25 pounds this year as he has hit the pavement, knocking on doors and running - yes, running - down parade routes, campaign aides said. "I'm on my feet running around," Hogan said. "You burn a lot of calories. " For evidence of the fitter and trimmer Hogan, look no further than his face, which has slimmed significantly since the 58-year-old Annapolis businessman declared his candidacy in January.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Republican Larry Hogan canceled an appearance today at a gubernatorial forum about child care and early education. Campaign spokesman Adam Dubitksy said Hogan has been ill and visited a doctor today. Hogan will take today to recuperate before hitting the campaign trail again this weekend, Dubitksy said.  "For the last nine months, Larry has been out campaigning 16-plus hours a day, seven days a week, participating forums, granting interviews, and meeting with overtaxed Marylanders from all walks of life," Dubitksy said in an email.
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By Cal Thomas | September 22, 2012
The video of Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a fundraiser in Boca Raton was reportedly "leaked" by James Carter IV, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter. How appropriate. It apparently was saved for the most politically opportune moment and then published by the liberal Mother Jones Magazine in hopes of causing maximum damage to the Romney campaign. It's all part of the Democrats' attempt to distract attention from the president's failed record. But the Obama campaign has had to deal with a "leak" of its own recently, namely the release of a 14-year-old audio recording of remarks supposedly made by then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama at a conference in Chicago.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The campaign trail has been kind to Larry Hogan's waistline. The Republican nominee for governor has managed to shed at least 25 pounds this year as he has hit the pavement, knocking on doors and running - yes, running - down parade routes, campaign aides said. "I'm on my feet running around," Hogan said. "You burn a lot of calories. " For evidence of the fitter and trimmer Hogan, look no further than his face, which has slimmed significantly since the 58-year-old Annapolis businessman declared his candidacy in January.
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By Ben Krull | October 26, 2011
The race for the Republican presidential nomination turned nasty this week, as Mitt Romney's former hairstylist, Francois Lockes, accused the GOP front-runner of using hair color to grey his temples. "Monsieur Romney est inauthentique," Mr. Lockes, a French citizen, told reporters. "Le candidat would shave his head pour un vote!" The Romney campaign denied the accusation. "Frank the barber is a disgruntled former employee who was fired for trying to spike Mitt's chamomile tea with caffeine," said a Romney spokesperson.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2011
Bluer than Democrat-rich Baltimore! Able to distract morning commuters with a single wave! Look! On the street corner with Jody Landers! It's actual fun in this year's mayoral campaign! Blue Man, a mysterious figure in a full-body Spandex suit, has swooped in from who-knows-where to help former City Councilman Joseph T. "Jody" Landers with his weekday morning car waves. There's no telling if the seeming superhero can help Landers in September's Democratic primary, but he has already succeeded in injecting some zip into an otherwise snoozy race.
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By Doyle McManus | July 19, 2012
Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day. About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan, and some are likely to stay past 2014. We're at war in neighboring Pakistan too, mostly using unmanned drones but with a handful of people on the ground. U.S. drone and special operations forces are also waging attacks in Yemen and Somalia, operations big enough that President Barack Obama felt compelled to acknowledge them publicly last month in a letter to Congress.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Baltimore County executive candidate Kevin Kamenetz visited the Perry Hall- White Marsh Fair recently, being as amiable and neighborly as he could. You do these things in campaign season, especially when you're the sort of guy who might need to work on that part of your persona. So Kamenetz made some friendly chitchat with folks on a bright Saturday afternoon about schools and traffic and flashed a gap-toothed smile, crouching to hand a few kids a purple campaign balloon and a necklace.
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August 31, 1995
Within the next two weeks Time magazine will publish lengthy excerpts from Colin Powell's memoirs, Barbara Walters will interview him for a prime time television show, and the general will begin a nationwide promotional tour at a book store in Virginia.That tour is going to be treated by most who follow it closely -- journalists, voters, candidates for president -- as the equivalent of the presidential campaign trail. Technically and legally it won't be. He may not have made up his mind yet if he wants to run. Even if he has, his publisher wouldn't let him admit it, thus limiting his ability to get free broadcast appearances (since other candidates might then demand the same thing)
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | October 7, 1990
Robert E. Comes, winner of the Democratic primary for sheriff, said he is ready to face incumbent Sheriff Dominick J. Mele, who is organizing a write-in effort, on the campaign trail again.Comes said his campaign staff is planning to run an aggressive race, complete with a new campaign headquarters, door-to-door campaigning and a fund-raiser."We're going to campaign as usual," Comes said. "We're going to continue campaigning as we did through the primary. . . . I'll be visible. The (campaign)
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
The two men vying to be Maryland's next governor brought their stump speeches to a convention of municipal leaders in Annapolis on Friday, each promising they would offer local officials a better way forward than their opponent. Republican Larry Hogan told the group of mayors and local elected officials that troubles in their jurisdictions stem from the economic policies of the two-term O'Malley-Brown administration. "The mismanagement of our state over the past eight years has had a real impact on each and every one of you," Hogan said at the Maryland Municipal League.
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May 12, 2014
With varying degrees of aggressiveness and specificity, all seven candidates for governor are pledging to change Maryland's tax code. The ideas range from eliminating the income tax altogether (Republicans David Craig and Charles Lollar) to raising taxes on millionaires and multi-state corporations to pay for cuts for small businesses and most individuals (Democrat Heather Mizeur). But for all the talk among the Republicans and at least one Democrat (Douglas F. Gansler) of the dozens of tax and fee hikes approved under Gov. Martin O'Malley, there has been little attention paid to the tax that has gone up the most during the past eight years: the sales tax. At Mr. O'Malley's urging, the General Assembly approved an increase in the sales tax from 5 percent to 6 percent during a special legislative session in 2007.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 21, 2014
State Sen. Barry Glassman's campaign for Harford County Executive has opened its headquarters at 115 N. Main St., Suite C, in Bel Air. The official grand opening of the office was Dec. 1, following the annual Bel Air Christmas Parade. "Having a campaign headquarters on Main Street in Bel Air will allow me and my dedicated campaign staff to have a base in the county seat, and will make it easier for the public to stop in and find out more about my plans for improving the county," Glassman said in a news release.
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November 19, 2013
After reading The Sun's "Tracking on the campaign trail" (Nov. 16), I must congratulate this paper for (however inadvertently) exposing the indecency of the Democratic Party in Maryland - as if it needed further exposure. But the Democrats are again up to their dirty tricks, and it's no surprise. After all, they're ... well, Democrats, and Maryland Democrats are well-noted for their sleazy behavior. But to stalk a man's family and photograph his wife and children? That's going too far. And for that, creeps such as Jeff Moring should be ashamed.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
For the past month, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has been making news in the 2014 Democratic race for governor. His presumed chief rival, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, has been biding his time. Brown became the first big name Democrat out of the gate when he made his candidacy official May 10. He followed that up quickly with last week's news that Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, previously a prospective rival, has agreed to be his running mate. As Brown and Ulman celebrate their new political partnership Monday in Columbia, the question is what Gansler's next move will be. Does the attorney general have an effective counter to Brown's jack rabbit start and recruitment of a top-tier ticket mate?
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Susan Reimer | October 29, 2012
Indiana's Richard Mourdock, Illinois' Joe Walsh and Missouri's Todd Akin aren't doctors. They are Republicans running for the U.S. Senate or the House of Representatives. But they appear to have special knowledge of how a woman's body works, not to mention the mind of God. Mr. Mourdock is the latest, saying last week that if a woman became pregnant as a result of rape, "that is something God intended to happen. " Mr. Akin, like Mr. Mourdock a candidate for the Senate, famously said in August that a woman's reproductive processes would shut down during "legitimate rape," and she wouldn't conceive.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1994
Paul Rappaport was campaigning at last month's Howard County Fair in his bid for lieutenant governor when he crossed paths with another politician -- his wife.The fair was one of a few times that Paul and Margaret Rappaport -- one of a handful of married couples seeking elected offices in Maryland this year -- have seen each other, either on the campaign trail or at their Ellicott City home.Mrs. Rappaport, seeking a second term as Howard County's clerk of the Circuit Court, described herself and her husband as the proverbial ships that pass in the night.
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By Jules Witcover | October 26, 2012
Inevitably, in all the tributes to former Sen. George McGovern upon his death at 90, his landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential election at the hands of Richard Nixon shared top billing with his fights against America's misguided wars in Vietnam and Iraq. That political loss was undeniably historic in that he won only resolutely Democratic Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. But it also was ironic in that despite Mr. McGovern's warnings on the campaign trail of Nixon's malfeasance in the still-unraveling Watergate scandal, the voters chose a crook over a man of unchallenged honesty.
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