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By Marc LeGoff and Marc LeGoff,Staff writer | October 31, 1990
Compassion is the key trait the six candidates for Howard County Orphans' Court use when describing their qualifications for the job.Candidates for the Orphans' Court, which requires its judges to settle the division of estates of the deceased, include two Democratic incumbents and four newcomers with various political and business backgrounds."
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Activists trying to trigger a referendum on Maryland's new congressional map were within striking distance of their goal Monday, with the state's Board of Elections accepting 46,700 names after analyzing about 80 percent of the signatures submitted. The count shows that the repeal effort, led by Republican Del. Neil Parrott of Western Maryland, is close to the goal, though success is not assured. Maryland law requires 55,736 valid signatures to trigger a referendum. Republicans have argued that the new map is a gerrymandered swirl of lines, drawn to add a seventh Democrat to the state's eight-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives and to give Democratic incumbents the neighborhoods they desired.
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August 13, 1998
IN JUST one term, Perry Sfikas has established himself so firmly in East Baltimore's 46th District that he faces no opposition for the state Senate. And though three Democratic challengers have filed against Delegates Carolyn Krysiak, Peter A. Hammen and Cornell N. Dypski, the incumbents seemingly have little to fear. They have done a credible job and merit renomination.The 47th Legislative District is a different story. It is divided into subdistricts A (South Baltimore and Curtis Bay) and B (Catonsville and Woodlawn)
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By Mary Meehan | January 2, 2012
Voters who are weary of endless war may have no choice at the presidential level next November. This is a very large group to be denied a vote on a key issue. A CNN/ORC poll released in November found that 68 percent of Americans opposed the war in Iraq and 63 percent are against the one in Afghanistan. Yet, we keep hearing that only hawks have a chance to be elected president. Or, in the case of Barack Obama, reelected. Although President Obama has withdrawn U.S. troops from Iraq, the war in Afghanistan grinds on. Mr. Obama expanded the drone warfare that has killed many civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1994
Three Republican candidates for the state House of Delegates in District 31 have criticized the Democratic incumbents for using tax money to finance a constituent newsletter.Doug Arnold of Chesterfield said the newsletter, sent to 17,000 households, amounts to "little more than campaign propaganda."He and his running mates -- Dave Blanch of Pasadena and Vickie Schade of Cedarwood Cove -- have called upon the Democratic incumbents to reimburse the state. They said the newsletter should have been financed with campaign contributions.
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October 30, 1990
The 12 Democratic incumbents in Districts 39, 40, 41 and 42 are unopposed.A contest exists in Northeast Baltimore's District 43, where Republican James Brewster, a conservative with sweeping anti-abortion convictions, is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. John A. Pica Jr.'s pro-choice policies. After his narrow victory in the primary, Mr. Pica has done much soul-searching. He seems sincere in his pledge to apply himself more diligently to legislative work. We endorse Mr. Pica because he is clearly the better of the two candidates in this race.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2002
The political career of Sen. Robert R. Neall took a nose dive yesterday, as voters in his conservative Anne Arundel County district handed an upset victory to Del. Janet Greenip, a two-term Republican in many ways dwarfed by Neall's renown. With most returns in, Greenip was holding a comfortable lead over Neall, a former county executive who had spent 15 years in the General Assembly before defecting from the Republican Party in 1999 on ideological grounds. His switch of allegiance startled the GOP, and Greenip capitalized on it in the race in Senate District 33, which he had represented for two terms.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Edward Lee, Jill Hudson Neal and Del Quentin Wilber contributed to this article | November 4, 1998
The Democratic Party won back control of the County Council yesterday as Democrat Guy Guzzone defeated Republican Wanda Hurt in the crucial swing district of southern Howard, and the two Democratic incumbents from Columbia won re-election with relative ease.The results amount to an utter disappointment for Republicans, who also lost the county executive's race yesterday. The Democrats appeared to benefit from high voter turnout, but also capitalized on the departures of all three GOP council incumbents and, to some degree, this year's heated education budget battle between Republicans and the school system.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | February 28, 1994
Old-line Democratic foot soldiers in the strongholds of Essex and Catonsville soon may be wondering when the gates were breached.Their once-inviolable precincts suddenly are crawling with enemies -- Republican candidates for the Maryland House of Delegates. So many, in fact, that both districts will have Republican primary elections this year.That's in stark contrast to 1990, when no Republicans filed in Catonsville and only three did in Essex, enough to fill the ballot without a primary.
NEWS
October 12, 1993
City unions back council candidatesThree of the city employees' four labor unions endorsed candidates for City Council Friday in five of Annapolis' eight wards.The Annapolis Public Employees Council, which represents public works, transportation, utilities, fire and clerical workers, has endorsed three Democratic incumbents -- Sam Gilmer in Ward 3, Carl Snowden in Ward 5 and Ellen Moyer in Ward 8.The group also endorsed incumbent Dean Johnson, a political independent, in Ward 2 and Rick Staisloff, a Democratic newcomer, in Ward 7.Last week, the group endorsed former Mayor Dennis Callahan who is running as an independent for his old job. Mr. Callahan was mayor from 1985 to 1989.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2010
Democratic Howard County Executive Ken Ulman raised 20 times more cash than his Republican rival Trent Kittleman did in the latest campaign finance reports that cover most of August, continuing a pattern established in a first round of reports last month. Ulman reported raising $23,090 to Kittleman's $1,110, and the Democratic incumbent has $723,945 left on hand compared to Kittleman's $16,111. The reports were due Friday. Both candidates said money is not the most important thing in their campaigns.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,sun reporter | November 3, 2006
Howard County Sheriff Charles "Chuck" Cave is not leaving office quietly. After losing the Democratic Party primary in September to James F. Fitzgerald, the county police union president, by 1,037 votes, Cave, the 69-year-old incumbent, switched to the Republican Party and registered as a write-in candidate for Tuesday's general election. "This is a tough way to go, but I truly believe I have the better qualifications than those two guys, and I know I can do a better job," Cave said. Since his write-in candidacy began, Cave has added "write-in" to his signs and is relying on mailings and word of mouth.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,sun reporter | October 25, 2006
When Catonsville tow company operator Joe Hooe talks about his run for a House of Delegates seat in the district where Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. grew up, the motive is clear: to give Ehrlich some breathing room in the state legislature. Elect enough Republicans, the theory goes, and a re-elected Ehrlich could survive efforts by the General Assembly to override his vetoes. And for Republican hopefuls such as 38-year-old Hooe, one target is District 12, an odd-shaped piece of political real estate that's split in two and spread between Baltimore and Howard counties.
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October 24, 2006
Baltimore County District 6: Veteran Democratic Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. is a Baltimore County institution, a steady, unflappable presence on the Judicial Proceedings Committee, an advocate for middle-class working people, and our choice in this east-side district. The House races offer voters an opportunity to return some equally qualified Democratic incumbents: Dels. Joseph "Sonny" Minnick, John Olszewski Jr. and Mike Weir Jr. have proved their value in the General Assembly. District 7: In contrast, the voters in this sprawling district that runs from Cockeysville to Middle River and into southern Harford County should demand a change in leadership.
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By C. Fraser Smith | December 21, 2003
GOV. ROBERT L. Ehrlich Jr. has changed the culture of Annapolis. His arrival has made it a far more partisan place, a more divided and more contentious place. His determination to assert GOP values - and why not, after 36 years out of the governor's mansion? - makes him the change agent. In some ways, the adjustment will be therapeutic; in others, less so. When Democrats were in complete control of both houses and the governor's office, they could concentrate on problem-solving with no political concerns.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2002
The political career of Sen. Robert R. Neall took a nose dive yesterday, as voters in his conservative Anne Arundel County district handed an upset victory to Del. Janet Greenip, a two-term Republican in many ways dwarfed by Neall's renown. With most returns in, Greenip was holding a comfortable lead over Neall, a former county executive who had spent 15 years in the General Assembly before defecting from the Republican Party in 1999 on ideological grounds. His switch of allegiance startled the GOP, and Greenip capitalized on it in the race in Senate District 33, which he had represented for two terms.
NEWS
June 11, 1993
Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison's landslide victory over Democratic Sen. Bob Krueger has to be cause for concern among Democrats in the states where their incumbents' terms expire next year. Senator Krueger is not a great vote-getter, but he was never swamped like this in his previous losses. Senator-elect Hutchison got 67 percent of the vote. She emphasized her opposition to new taxes and criticized President Clinton and his party for not proposing greater spending cuts. The president's unpopularity seems to be catching.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Activists trying to trigger a referendum on Maryland's new congressional map were within striking distance of their goal Monday, with the state's Board of Elections accepting 46,700 names after analyzing about 80 percent of the signatures submitted. The count shows that the repeal effort, led by Republican Del. Neil Parrott of Western Maryland, is close to the goal, though success is not assured. Maryland law requires 55,736 valid signatures to trigger a referendum. Republicans have argued that the new map is a gerrymandered swirl of lines, drawn to add a seventh Democrat to the state's eight-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives and to give Democratic incumbents the neighborhoods they desired.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | November 3, 2002
While three Democratic state delegates campaign together to join a new senator in the recently reshaped District 21, the two Republican hopefuls in that contest have struck differing themes, agreeing only that the heavily Democratic district needs a change in leadership. Incumbents Barbara A. Frush, Pauline H. Menes and Brian R. Moe, all Democrats, are running as a slate for the House of Delegates against Republicans Kevin L. Bruening and Bernadine Shettle. All five candidates live on the Prince George's County side of the district, which also includes a piece of western Anne Arundel County.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 3, 2002
As a state legislator, Republican Phillip D. Bissett established a reputation as an up-and-comer, landing seats on the state House Judiciary Committee and later chairing the Anne Arundel County delegation. But four years ago, his political career took a sudden nose dive. Bissett was toppled by Democrat C. Richard D'Amato after a campaign that focused on charges that Bissett missed too many votes in the House. Now Bissett is trying for a political comeback, but it won't be easy. He is trying to unseat County Executive Janet S. Owens, a well-known Democrat who has raised six times as much money.
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