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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 2, 1997
WASHINGTON -- John Huang and his wife, Jane, gave several thousand dollars to congressional candidates in the last election, including a $5,000 donation to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to Federal Election Commission records.Among the handful of candidates receiving checks from Huang and his wife in the 1995-1996 election cycle were Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, an Illinois Democrat, who received $2,000, and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., another Illinois Democrat, who received $1,000.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
Whether they're warning constituents of impending storms or posting pictures of their kids eating ice cream, social media is a growing part of the political world, four politicians said Thursday night. "Politics is being turned on its head," said Dan Bongino, a former Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate who is now a "semi-official" candidate for Congress. Bongino - a heavy user of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Vine and other social media - told a small "Tweetmasters" gathering in Annapolis that social media is a crucial way for politicians to make their voices heard to voters and constituents.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1996
The four congressional candidates for the 3rd and 6th districts split along party lines yesterday in answering questions about crime and taxes during an Ellicott City forum.Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a Republican who represents the 6th District, squared off with Steve Crawford, his Democratic challenger, and Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Democrat who represents the 3rd District, faced GOP challenger Pat McDonough in the forum sponsored by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.Neither their positions nor their attacks were surprising.
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By Erin Cox and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
Former Maryland congressional candidate Wendy W. Rosen was charged Thursday with illegally voting in two elections and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt charged Rosen, 58, with casting ballots in 2006 and 2010 in Baltimore County even though her legal residence was in Florida. Rosen, a Cockeysville Democrat, ran against Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District this year. Maryland and Florida both held gubernatorial and congressional contests in 2006 and 2010.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | October 15, 1992
With less than three weeks to go until Election Day congressional candidates are stepping up their campaigns in Anne Arundel County.In the close 1st District race, Democratic Rep. Tom McMillen stumped in the district earlier this week in a lumbering camper followed by supporters in pickup trucks.Joining him on the eight-stop tour were Maryland Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, state Sen. Gerald W. Winegrad and Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Vera P. Hall.His opponent, Republican Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, campaigned early this week in the Annapolis business district, met voters in Severna Park and attended a candidate's forum for Spanish-speaking voters.
NEWS
December 17, 1995
Because of an editing error in the continuation of an article on Page 2B in yesterday's Maryland section about possible congressional candidates, the date Rep. Kweisi Mfume announced he would step down from his congressional seat to become chief executive officer of the NAACP was incorrect. The date was Dec. 9.The Sun regrets the error.
NEWS
March 5, 2012
Newspapers and TV should analyze the reforms needed to modernize the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Here are five reforms they should look at: A constitutional amendment requiring term limits for members of Congress; a constitutional amendment limiting presidents to a single six-year term; and a rule requiring members of Congress, presidents, vice presidents, cabinet secretaries, federal judges and top policymakers to...
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By -- Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) | September 24, 1990
THE LATEST campaign finance report from the Federal Election Commission simply reaffirms the steady and deeply disturbing trend toward electoral domination by political action committees.According to the FEC, congressional candidates have received a total of $93.7 million from PACs during the first 18 months of the 1989-90 election cycle. That represents a 320 percent increase over the same 18-month period just four years ago.As disturbing as the amount of money -- and its accompanying political influence -- is the fact that 12 times as much PAC money went to incumbents as to challengers.
NEWS
October 26, 1992
Congressional candidates to debateNine congressional candidates from four Maryland districts will square off in a campaign forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts.The debaters will include incumbent Wayne T. Gilchrest, R-1st, and incumbent Tom McMillen, D-4th, vying for the newly drawn 1st District; Incumbent Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, and Democratic challenger Michael Hickey; Republican candidate William Bricker and Democratic incumbent Ben Cardin, D-3rd; and Republican challenger Larry Hogan, Independent candidate William Johnston III and incumbent Steny H. Hoyer, D-5th.
NEWS
May 5, 1993
Many Democratic members of Congress want to raise the present income-tax campaign fund checkoff from $1 to $5, then raid the Treasury to the tune of some $180 million every two years to subsidize candidates for the House and the Senate. The stated goal of this is to keep special interests from buying influence on officeholders with campaign contributions. In return for the subsidy, candidates would be limited in accepting private contributions. Thus, fat cats and political action committees would be thwarted.
NEWS
November 6, 2012
Leave it to The Sun. Having failed to mention my candidacy even one time during the entire campaign season despite numerous press releases and e-mails, The Sun finally mentions my campaign for Congress and erroneously identifies me as an independent ("Now, it's all about turnout," Nov. 4). I am a proud Libertarian who has been campaigning aggressively for months, having started my radio advertisements in September. The Sun then goes on to identify a Green candidate on the ballot in my district who, in fact, is not on the ballot.
MOBILE
November 1, 2012
MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the state's voters in Washington. The Baltimore Sun asked all major and third-party candidates to answer questions about pressing policy issues facing the country.   [ 1st Congressional District ] The 1st District was a political bellwether in the past two elections, but was redrawn by the Maryland General Assembly last year and is now more solidly Republican.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Hundreds of Green Party members arrived Thursday in Baltimore to pick a candidate for president, even as the party has been forced to scramble for a spot on Maryland's ballot this fall. The national convention, which is taking place at the University of Baltimore before moving to a downtown hotel, doesn't have the glitz Democrats and Republicans will bring when they nominate Barack Obama and Mitt Romney later this year. But getting away from the money pervasive in national politics, Green Party leaders said, is at least partly the point.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
It won't have the glitter of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, but Baltimore will nevertheless get a piece of the 2012 nomination action as the national Green Party opens a three-day convention here today to pick a presidential candidate. Hundreds of delegates as well as Green Party candidates from across the country are expected to arrive today for the event, which will take place at the University of Baltimore and the Holiday Inn on West Lombard Street. The actual presidential nomination will take place Saturday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2012
Terry Weldon Taylor, a former public affairs director of a Baltimore health center and veteran political operative, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at Northwest Hospital. The Windsor Mills resident was 62. "I got to know him through the late Wendell H. Phillips, who was the pastor of Heritage United Church of Christ and had served in the Maryland House of Delegates. Terry had all of the political spirituality of that congregation," said City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke.
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March 28, 2012
On March 19, the Greater Baltimore Highlands Community Association met for its monthly meeting. State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, a Republican who represents District 34 that includes Harford and Cecil counties, was the guest speaker. Jacobs, a West Virginia native who is the only woman running for the 2nd Congressional District seat now held by U.S. Rep.C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, answered questions about taxes, gas prices and the economy. She urged everyone to vote in the April 3 primary election.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 22, 1997
WASHINGTON -- When Floyd Coates, an Indiana businessman and one-time candidate for Congress, decided to make some big campaign donations in the last election, he wanted be sure that the $100,000 or so he planned to give would end up supporting his brand of conservative, free-market, pro-military, anti-abortion candidates."
NEWS
November 6, 2012
Leave it to The Sun. Having failed to mention my candidacy even one time during the entire campaign season despite numerous press releases and e-mails, The Sun finally mentions my campaign for Congress and erroneously identifies me as an independent ("Now, it's all about turnout," Nov. 4). I am a proud Libertarian who has been campaigning aggressively for months, having started my radio advertisements in September. The Sun then goes on to identify a Green candidate on the ballot in my district who, in fact, is not on the ballot.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2012
Democratic businessman John Delaney will report raising at least $739,000 in the past two and a half months, a sizable haul for the political newcomer whose campaign for Maryland's 6th Congressional District appears to be gaining momentum. Though Delaney contributed to his own campaign in the final quarter of last year, an aide said that the new figure represents only money raised from donors. The Potomac financer has been running television and radio ads for weeks and recently won endorsements from former President Bill Clinton, The Washington Post and state Comptroller Peter Franchot.
NEWS
March 5, 2012
Newspapers and TV should analyze the reforms needed to modernize the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Here are five reforms they should look at: A constitutional amendment requiring term limits for members of Congress; a constitutional amendment limiting presidents to a single six-year term; and a rule requiring members of Congress, presidents, vice presidents, cabinet secretaries, federal judges and top policymakers to...
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