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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | December 6, 1991
No one can accuse Delegate Joan Cadden, D-Brooklyn Park, of not doing her part to bolster the ranks of active Democratic women.Each member of the new Democratic Women of Anne Arundel County was asked tobring another woman with her to the group's first full-scale meetingWednesday night. Cadden brought six: her three daughters, two sisters and her mother.Nearly 100 women from all over the county attended the dinner meeting, held at Kaufmann's Tavern in Gambrills -- which Cadden and co-host Delegate Marsha Perry, D-Crofton, called a sign that Democratic women are eager to take a more active, visible role in the community.
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Jules Witcover | August 4, 2014
What if Hillary Clinton doesn't seek the presidency in 2016? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice President Joe Biden. He might well be reluctant to take her on, considering the powerhouse she has become, with an army of Democratic women "Ready for Hillary" to unleash them. But almost certainly Mr. Biden would run if she didn't, and why not? Many, particularly Republicans relieved at not having to face her in the general election, would peddle their favorite impression: that Mr. Biden is a loose cannon who would run the country with his foot in his mouth.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | December 3, 1991
With a U.S. presidential election looming in 1992, Democrats and Republicans are battling for the votes of county women.Both parties,hoping to mobilize women into a political force, launched clubs catering to women's interests this fall.The Democratic Women of Anne Arundel County will meet at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow for the first time.The Anne Arundel County Republican Professional Women elected their first president, Jane DiJulio of Pasadena, on Sunday."It's great to see women becoming involved on both the Republican and Democratic sides," DiJulio said.
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September 6, 2012
WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to start cloudy and then gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 95 and south winds around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Thursday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 76. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. BREAKING Former Ravens owner Art Modell dies at 87 : Art Modell, an entrepreneurial owner who restored an NFL franchise to Baltimore in 1996 and delivered a Super Bowl championship four years later, died Thursday of natural causes at the age of 87. FROM LAST NIGHT Arundel police officer injured when cruiser overturns : An Anne Arundel County police officer was injured when his cruiser overturned on Route 100 in Pasadena amid intermittent rain showers Wednesday night, according to a county Fire Department spokesman.
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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 17, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In 1991, as Anita F. Hill's tale of being harassed by Clarence Thomas swept Washington into a fury of cross-gender recriminations, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski deplored the silence of some of her fellow senators."
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
The sisterhood is back on the fund-raising trail.Ellen R. Malcolm, president and founder of the EMILY's List political action committee, will be in Baltimore next week to drum up dollars for Democratic women candidates who favor abortion rights.Ms. Malcolm will speak to Maryland members as part of the PAC's drive to raise $10 million over the next five years for a Get-Out-The-Vote effort called WOMEN VOTE!As many as 100 new members are expected at the $100-a-ticket reception June 2 at the Columbus Center, where Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- one of the first recipients of EMILY's largess -- also is scheduled to speak.
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By TOM W. SMITH and LANCE A. SELFA | October 4, 1992
Over the last decade, more and more women have bee competing for high political office. In 1992 a record number of women are running for Congress: 113 for the House of Representatives (up from the 70 in 1990) and 11 the U.S. Senate (up from eight in 1990). In addition, three women are running for governor.Not only are more women competing for high political office in 1992 than ever before, but a preponderance of women candidates are Democrats. Of the 124 women candidates for the Congress, two-thirds (84)
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By ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA and ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTERS | December 8, 2005
EMILY's List, the biggest political action committee in the nation, announced this week that it is endorsing state Sen. Paula C. Hollinger in the 3rd Congressional District, a move that could steer tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign and give her an early advantage in the crowded race. The organization, which is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights, praised Hollinger as a national leader in health care policy. "She has a proven base and a long list of legislative accomplishments and an ability to win tough races," said Martha McKenna, campaign services director of EMILY's List.
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By Matthew Hay Brown | August 22, 2012
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskiwill have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, aides said Wednesday. The Maryland Democrat, who this year became the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will lead a program highlighting the record 12 women running this year for Senate. “In this historic election, with more Democratic women running for Senate at one time than ever before, we have a tremendous opportunity to elect women and hold the Senate for Democrats,” Mikulski said in a statement.
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September 14, 2008
September 1920 was all about women in politics in Harford County. As a result of the recent passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women were given the right to vote. The Aegis newspaper reported that the Republican women "will take their initial fling into local political matters when they convene in the Armory to elect a member of the Republican State Central Committee on September 14." The Aegis continued, "In order to get in the good graces of the ladies, our Republican leaders hit upon the plan of filling the existing vacancy with a lady, elected by popular vote.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the self-styled dean of the Democratic women in Congress, urged support of female candidates in an address to her party's national convention Wednesday that came as both presidential campaigns sought to court women voters. As the longest-serving woman in Congress, Mikulski has emerged as a high-profile cheerleader and fundraiser for her party's female candidates. She has stepped into that role at an important time — as health care, abortion and equal pay have risen to the top of the nation's political discourse.
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By Matthew Hay Brown | August 22, 2012
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskiwill have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, aides said Wednesday. The Maryland Democrat, who this year became the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will lead a program highlighting the record 12 women running this year for Senate. “In this historic election, with more Democratic women running for Senate at one time than ever before, we have a tremendous opportunity to elect women and hold the Senate for Democrats,” Mikulski said in a statement.
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By Jessica Valenti | February 28, 2012
Aspirins and short skirts and contraception, oh my! The last few weeks have seen a slew of Republican gaffes concerning women's sexuality. From Rick Santorum's billionaire supporter Foster Friess' waxing nostalgic about the good old days when women put aspirin "between their knees" in lieu of contraception to an online furor over whether the young conservative women at CPAC dressed too provocatively, the Republicans have a major woman problem on...
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September 14, 2008
September 1920 was all about women in politics in Harford County. As a result of the recent passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women were given the right to vote. The Aegis newspaper reported that the Republican women "will take their initial fling into local political matters when they convene in the Armory to elect a member of the Republican State Central Committee on September 14." The Aegis continued, "In order to get in the good graces of the ladies, our Republican leaders hit upon the plan of filling the existing vacancy with a lady, elected by popular vote.
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By Paul West and Paul West,Sun Reporter | November 9, 2006
WASHINGTON -- With thousands of individual contests in 50 states, there were too many winners and losers to count in the midterm vote. Here, in no particular order, are a few notable ones, including some whose names did not appear on any ballot: Winners: Democratic Women - She'll never gain the fame that Newt Gingrich got for leading the Republican revolution of 1994, but Rep. Nancy Pelosi has something better: a place in the history books as the first...
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By ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA and ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTERS | December 8, 2005
EMILY's List, the biggest political action committee in the nation, announced this week that it is endorsing state Sen. Paula C. Hollinger in the 3rd Congressional District, a move that could steer tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign and give her an early advantage in the crowded race. The organization, which is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights, praised Hollinger as a national leader in health care policy. "She has a proven base and a long list of legislative accomplishments and an ability to win tough races," said Martha McKenna, campaign services director of EMILY's List.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1996
To celebrate the 76th anniversary of women's suffrage -- and to promote the re-election of Bill Clinton -- two Maryland Democratic organizations announced a campaign yesterday to win the support of 184,000 Maryland women who dropped out of the voting process between 1992 and 1994.The tone of the national political debate sent women away in disgust, according to U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat, who spoke at a news conference announcing the campaign yesterday at the Rotunda in Baltimore.
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By Nelson Schwartz and Nelson Schwartz,Contributing Writer | May 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List -- the political action committee that helped elect dozens of women to Congress and vowed to change the way this city works -- is now using its considerable clout to protect itself from campaign reform.The group, which doled out more money to House and Senate candidates than any other PAC during the last election, is fighting for a loophole in the campaign finance reform legislation proposed by President Clinton.The battle is over "bundling," a technique allowing PACs to amass hundreds of individual checks into single, more impressive donations to a candidate.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will take a lower profile than many expected at the Democratic National Convention this month, backing up Maryland's Barbara A. Mikulski in a segment showcasing the party's nine women senators. Some party regulars reacted with indignation that the former first lady and the party's most prominent woman would play a minor role at the convention in Boston, July 26-29. "It's a slap in the face, not personally for Hillary Clinton, but for every woman in the Democratic Party and every woman in America," said Judith Hope, former chairwoman of the New York State Democratic Party and a major party fund-raiser.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 15, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will take a lower profile than many expected at the Democratic National Convention this month, backing up Maryland's Barbara A. Mikulski in a segment showcasing the party's nine women senators. Some party regulars reacted with indignation that the former first lady and the party's most prominent woman would play a minor role at the convention in Boston, July 26-29. "It's a slap in the face, not personally for Hillary Clinton, but for every woman in the Democratic Party and every woman in America," said Judith Hope, former chairwoman of the New York State Democratic Party and a major party fund-raiser.
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