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By Michael Dresser | June 2, 2014
The three Democratic candidates for governor will all meet for their second televised debate Monday night on Maryland Public Television and WBAL-TV, giving voters their final opportunity to see them confront each other on television. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur will go on at 7 p.m. in a debate hosted by MPT's Jeff Salkin. The three met last month in a televised debate at the University of Maryland College Park in an exchange that included lively confrontations between Brown and Gansler while Mizeur largely stayed above the fray.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is laying the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign in 2016, will return to Iowa this weekend to support Democratic candidates running in this year's midterm elections. O'Malley will campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley -- who is running in a competitive race to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin -- as well as Rep. Dave Loebsack, who is seeking a fifth term in the House of Representatives. The trip is O'Malley's fourth this year to the first-in-the-nation nominating state.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Three Democratic candidates for governor made their pitches to an influential labor group Monday, each promising to step up efforts to create high-paying union jobs in Maryland. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur of Montgomery County each stressed their records of support for organized labor as they addressed a candidate forum put on by the Maryland-D.C. Building Trades Council at the Turf Valley Resort in Howard County. The three did not appear together before council delegates, who will decide which candidate to recommend for the state AFL-CIO's endorsement.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Democratic Rep. John Delaney is airing the first general election television ad in his bid for a second term, focusing on a bipartisan infrastructure bill that has become his signature legislative effort, campaign aides said Wednesday. The Potomac lawmaker and former financier who beat incumbent Roscoe G. Bartlett in 2012, will face Republican Dan Bongino in Maryland's 6th Congressional District. The district was redrawn by state lawmakers in Annapolis in 2011 to favor Democratic candidates.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2010
The anti-incumbent mood that threatens the seats of several experienced members of Congress appears poised to spare the three House Democrats representing parts of Baltimore. But all three — C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Elijah E. Cummings — still face opponents, new to politics, who are certain the political wind is at their backs. "The entire mood of the country is to get rid of people who have been in Congress, like Mr. Sarbanes," said Jim Wilhelm, the Republican candidate for the 3rd District, now represented by Sarbanes.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik lJB | December 13, 1991
Live coverage of Sunday's debate involving six Democratic candidates for president will be carried from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. exclusively on NBC (WMAR-TV, Channel 2, locally). It will be simulcast on National Public Radio, carried in this area on WAMU-FM (88.5) and WJHU-FM (88.1).The 90-minute session from a Washington studio will be moderated by Tom Brokaw, the sole questioner. The format will cover foreign and domestic issues, addressed by the declared Democratic candidates: Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California, Bill Clinton of Arkansas, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts and L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia.
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By Paul West and Paul West,Washington Bureau of The Sun | September 16, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Heading into the last seven weeks of the 1990 campaign, Democrats are trying to steer a tricky course between solidly backing President Bush's policy in the Mideast and sharply attacking his leadership at home.Their awkward balancing act is a response to the cross-currents Democratic candidates must navigate this fall: Voters are supportive of military moves by the Republican administration in the Persian Gulf but are increasingly restive over the stalemate in Washington on the budget deficit and other issues.
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | March 10, 1991
"What we face in 1992 is the possibility that there will be no Democratic candidate for president. . . . [W]e may well have the first presidential election that goes to the incumbent by default."So wrote Ross K. Baker of Rutgers University in this section last week. That statement is not only wrong, it is irresponsible.It is wrong because James Monroe in 1821 was re-elected president by default -- that is, without opposition. Historians refer to President Monroe's years in the White House as the Era of Good Feelings.
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By McClatchy News Service | February 28, 1992
Black political activists in Baltimore are content to let Democratic presidential contenders avoid promises and rhetoric this year that might burden them as champions of black special interests.But black leaders also caution that Democratic candidates, while walking a fine line to avoid getting tagged as captives of minority interests, still must convince large numbers of blacks that it is worth their time and effort to vote for them."Any Democrat would lose if he came out with a specific black agenda," said black businessman Frank Conaway, who supports former U.S.Sen.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | June 21, 1991
NO ONE is taking very seriously the threat of Democratic mayors to run one of their own -- Ray Flynn of Boston, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is the man most often mentioned -- for the party's presidential nomination next year.Flynn is an ambitious and effective politician as well or better qualified than many who have been candidates for the presidency in the last few elections. But mayors also are, almost by definition, too closely identified with minorities and liberalism to be successful national candidates these days.
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Jules Witcover | July 28, 2014
Congressional midterm elections, the poor cousin to presidential voting in the American political system, will take on a critical role for President Barack Obama in November. The results may well determine whether he will become a premature lame duck two years before his second and last term expires. If the Democrats lose the U.S. Senate, where they hold a practical 55-45 voting control with the help of Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, the Republicans will be able to intensify the obstructionism with which they have paralyzed the Obama legislative agenda in the House of Representatives over the last nearly six years.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
When the Rev. Darlingston Johnson tried to buy 120 acres in Montgomery County to accommodate his new church a decade ago, he quickly learned that local politicians were less devoted to practicing Christian - style kindness than he was. He needed a few zoning signatures. Officials barely gave him the time of day. The reason, he says: His membership included lots of African immigrants, a group he says has never had a seat at the table of power. "While the number of African immigrants in the U.S. is large, our community lacks the strong influence with political and corporate leaders we deserve," he says.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | June 2, 2014
The three Democratic candidates for governor will all meet for their second televised debate Monday night on Maryland Public Television and WBAL-TV, giving voters their final opportunity to see them confront each other on television. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur will go on at 7 p.m. in a debate hosted by MPT's Jeff Salkin. The three met last month in a televised debate at the University of Maryland College Park in an exchange that included lively confrontations between Brown and Gansler while Mizeur largely stayed above the fray.
NEWS
By Erin Cox and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job. "I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a newborn son. " Gansler nodded emphatically, and dove into the wonky details of a seemingly unconventional plank in a former prosecutor's platform for governor. Gansler, like all the Democrats vying for the state's top political job, has a detailed plan to ensure ex-offenders do not go back to prison.
NEWS
May 1, 2014
The campaign to decide who will be Maryland's next governor - a lackluster effort that's so far only boosted the number of undecided voters - took another turn into the banal this week with a debate among the Democrats about debates. Two months ago, it appeared that candidates Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Douglas Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur had agreed to three televised debates, and now it seems to be whittled down to two on TV along with one on a 250-watt AM station in Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
Maryland Public Television Wednesday afternoon changed its mind and decided it would carry the May 7 Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate. The Sun reported Tuesday on this blog that Baltimore viewers were not scheduled to be able to see the debate even though it was being staged at a state-owned university. MPT's decision today means the debate among  Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur will now be seen in Baltimore -- and in an over-the-air venue that makes it accessible to the largest possible audience.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2012
One in a series of profiles of Maryland delegates to the Democratic National Convention Herbert Graves has volunteered for Democratic candidates for decades, but he says no one has inspired him the same way as Barack Obama. Graves first heard Obama speak at the Democratic convention in 2004 - and he was hooked. At this year's convention in Charlotte, which begins Tuesday, the Bolton Hill Democrat is a delegate supporting the president's re-election. During those eight years, Graves said, his support never waned.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Sumathi Reddy and Andrew A. Green and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporters | September 11, 2006
An 18-month campaign was condensed into a sprint of hand-shaking, picnics and speeches yesterday for Maryland's leading Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate, as they made last-minute appeals for their supporters to vote in tomorrow's primary election. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and former congressman Kweisi Mfume, locked in what most polls show to be a competitive race to be their party's nominee to replace retiring Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, made a dozen campaign stops between them yesterday in what, because of today's anniversary of the Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
  Hard on the news that Baltimore viewers are scheduled to be excluded from a TV debate May 7 among Maryland's Democratic candidates, WBFF (Fox45) said Wednesday that it has "been negotiating for months" with  Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur for a debate in Baltimore. "We're still confident that details will be worked out," Mike Tomko, news director at the Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate in Baltimore, said Wednesday morning in the wake of dueling press releases among the candidates arguing over a Baltimore-staged debate.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | April 24, 2014
The three Democratic candidates for governor will meet in a televised debate May 7, the NBC station in Washington announced Thursday. The debate matching Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur is scheduled for 7 that evening at the University of Maryland College Park on Channel 4. According to the station, "Meet the Press" host David Gregory will moderate.  Justin Schall, campaign manager for...
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