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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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October 13, 2014
To lend our support to girls' education globally, Roland Park Country School salutes the United Nations' International Day of the Girl, which recognizes girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face, especially in education. This week also marks six months since 273 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped, and they have not yet been returned to their families. And on Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai, 17, the youngest person ever to win the prize. Malala is the Pakistani teenager and education activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban on a school bus two years ago for speaking up for girls' education.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
According to his challengers in the Democratic primary, John W. Anderson is woefully unqualified to continue as Baltimore's sheriff. He's mismanaged his agency, they say, allowed thousands of warrants to go unserved and kept an intentionally low profile because he has nothing to show for his 25 years in office. Anderson dismisses the charges as mere politics. "There's no mismanagement here," he says. "We're running a good, sound agency. " Wherever the truth lies, the race for Baltimore's sheriff is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in years.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Over and again, Freeman A. Hrabowski called Howard County's African-American community fortunate to be living in "the richest county in the richest state in the richest country in the world. " Speaking at a "parent empowerment and engagement forum" in Columbia this week, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County then implored African-American parents to seize opportunities and resources within the county to help their children succeed. "A lot of people would like to live in Howard County," Hrabowski said.
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February 12, 2011
Toward the end of her State of the City address this week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a pointed swipe at her challengers in this year's election, who have been criticizing her for failing to articulate a transformative vision for the city. After noting accomplishments of the past year, Ms. Rawlings-Blake called for a 10-year plan for the city's finances. The idea, she said, is to answer "fundamental questions" of how the city pays for vital services, whether it can live without others, what it can afford in employee benefits and how it can reduce reliance on property taxes — a major theme of her challengers.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
Del. Don Dwyer is spending his final day in jail Sunday, completing a 60-day sentence for his 2013 drunken-driving and drunken-boating convictions. But while that debt to society will be paid, the Anne Arundel Republican acknowledges there's a political price that may yet come in next month's GOP primary - in which six challengers are vying to oust him. "They're all targeting me," said Dwyer, who has represented a Pasadena-based district for three terms. District 31B has two seats, and both Dwyer and fellow GOP incumbent Del. Nic Kipke are seeking to hold on to them.
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By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writer | February 9, 1992
County election officials say the eight people contesting charter board seats should be on the March 3 election ballot, despite a suit calling for their removal.The Board of Election Supervisors, a defendant in the suit, asked a Circuit Court judge Wednesday to throw outthe suit, which says that the petition that put the challengers on the ballot was invalid.The timing of the suit has "placed the (election board) in an untenable position, and made it impossible to plan for this election," Wesley D. Blakeslee, the board's attorney, wrote in the motion.
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By Bruce Stannard and Bruce Stannard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 18, 1999
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Long before the 11 contenders from seven nations came to Auckland for the 30th challenge for the America's Cup, the competitors agreed not to fraternize with the enemy -- New Zealand.The informal pact decreed there would be no pre-Cup hookups and therefore no window of opportunity for the defenders to see how likely they were to retain yachting's holy grail.But if Sir Peter Blake, the CEO of Cup defender Team New Zealand, is right, all that is about to change."We would love to sail against some of the challengers, and we will," Sir Peter said.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 7, 1999
Stephanie C. Rawlings and Helen L. Holton remember well their first race for a 5th District Baltimore City Council seat four years ago.Political neophytes, they fought their way to the top of a 15-person Democratic primary field -- and ultimately their seats on the council -- along with the lone incumbent seeking re-election, Rochelle "Rikki" Spector."
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2012
Del. Steven R. Schuh said Thursday he has formed an exploratory committee to examine a run for Anne Arundel County Executive in 2014. Schuh, a Pasadena Republican, said the committee was formed in the fall and had its first meeting in October. The disclosure comes as Schuh, who has long been rumored to be considering a run, is leading the pack in fundraising prowess among possible candidates to replace County Executive John R. Leopold, who is term-limited. Schuh has $283,000 in on-hand campaign cash, with $250,000 raised in 2011, according to recently released campaign finance reports.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
The last thing a struggling passing offense needs is a matchup against a defense with a relentless pass rush. That's the scenario awaiting Towson (2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) when the Tigers play league rival Stony Brook at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Towson, which ranks 112th out of 121 Football Championship Subdivision teams in passing at 115.6 yards per game, meets a Seawolves defense that ranks sixth in the country in sacks with 17. But as coach Rob Ambrose pointed out, sacks aren't the only department in which Stony Brook fares well.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
In Sunday's Ravens high school Quarterback Challenge, Howard's Kevin Sheahin teamed up with receiver Keenan Fisher to best Howard County rival River Hill at halftime of the Ravens-Panthers game at M&T Bank Stadium. Sheahin and Fisher connected on a 40-yard pass for the winning combination as the longest of the afternoon. River Hill quarterback Noah Thyberg hit Jon Kanda with a 35-yard pass to open the competition, but Sheahin and Fisher then connected for 40 yards. The Hawks had another shot and Thyberg also completed his second pass, to Chuck McLaughlin, but at 36 yards it wasn't long enough to beat the Lions.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Severna Park has dominated Class 4A boys cross country the last few years. The Falcons won the last two state championships by wide margins and easily beat most opponents during the season. That didn't happen during the Bull Run Invitational's Elite Division race Saturday at Hereford. No. 2 Dulaney has run well early this fall, and the Lions pushed No. 1 Severna Park, before the Falcons pulled out a seven-point victory. This race was likely a preview of what will be seen at the Class 4A state title meet on Nov. 8, also at Hereford, and both teams knew it. Eric Walz of Dulaney was the individual champion, taking first in 16 minutes, 5.5 seconds as the Lions put two runners in the top 10. But Severna Park used the depth that's made it so hard to beat over the last three seasons.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Howard and River Hill football teams don't meet on the field until Halloween, but their quarterbacks and receivers will face off Sunday in the Ravens' high school Quarterback Challenge at halftime of the game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. In the competition, which rewards the longest completed pass, the quarterbacks will pass twice, once each to two different receivers. Howard quarterback Kevin Sheahin will aim for Keenan Fisher and Christian Dargan. River Hill quarterback Noah Thyberg will pass to John Kanda and Chuck McLaughlin.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The candidates for lieutenant governor agreed on Wednesday to debate one another, but reached no deal on when or where the political showdown would be.  A day after settling on the final televised debate schedule for Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony G. Brown, Brown's campaign renewed the challenge to have the running mates face off. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, Brown's running mate, on Wednesday morning issued a statement that...
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Anthony G. Brown called out Larry Hogan Wednesday, charging that their Republican rival wouldn't let his running mate debate Brown's choice for lieutenant governor. The Brown camp issued a press release Wednesday morning reiterating its challenge to Hogan to agree to schedule a televised debate in which his choice, Boyd Rutherford, would be matched again Brown's running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. The Brown campaign released a statement from Ulman throwing down the gauntlet.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1995
For the past eight years, the well-oiled 5th District machine of the Spector-Reeves-Hall City Council team had proved unassailable to every challenger.But now that Iris G. Reeves has retired and Vera P. Hall is running for City Council President, Rochelle Rikki Spector is left alone to fend off a slew of candidates anxious to knock her from a post she has held for 18 years.Fourteen challengers -- the most of any district -- have entered the race for the three seats in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary.
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March 1, 1996
VOTERS IN THE Washington suburbs of Maryland have an interesting mix of incumbents and challengers to consider in the March 5 election. Even some of the local judges have an election contest.In the heavily Democratic 4th District (Prince George's and part of Montgomery), Rep. Albert R. Wynn faces only a lone, #i little-known primary opponent and has our endorsement. Of the two Republicans, our choice is Dr. Cesar Madarang, a family physician who has practiced in the area for three decades.
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By Jonah Goldberg | September 22, 2014
On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australia's attorney general said that the massive raid, the largest counterterrorism operation in the nation's history, involving more than 800 police officers and raids of at least 12 properties, was necessary because, "If the ... police had not acted today, there...
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By Elijah E. Cummings | September 21, 2014
Women are often the backbones of our families - deftly balancing the needs of the household with their personal goals and career ambitions. Over the past few decades that balance has become increasingly important. According to the Pew Research Center, last year 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 had mothers who were either the sole or primary source of income for their families. This is a drastic shift that matches the growth of the female workforce. Women now make up nearly half or the labor force, jumping from just over one-third in 1970.
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