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March 28, 2012
Once again, The Sun endorses its favored candidate, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, by refusing to cover any of the other contenders in the race. The rest of us can just go pound sand. In 2010, The Sun tossed us underdogs a bone in the form of an online blog but no print coverage. This year, it's an equally worthless online election guide. So much for fairness and participatory democracy. With no surprises left, The Sun will endorse Senator Cardin over the GOP nominee again this fall, even if Mr. Cardin drops dead in the meantime.
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By Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has endorsed District 2 Councilwoman Vicki Almond in the November general election - after backing her Democratic primary opponent earlier this year. It's known in political circles that Almond and Kamenetz don't always agree, and that became clear when Kamenetz endorsed Almond's opponent, Jon Herbst, in the June primary. In a press release this week, Kamenetz announced support for Almond as well as others in the northwestern part of the county: Sen. Bobby Zirkin, Dels.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2012
Sen. Ben Cardin won the support of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance on Monday in his bid for a second term, the latest in a series of endorsements the Democrat hopes will secure his support with black voters in the April primary election. Cardin, who is white, faces State Sen. C. Anthony Muse in the primary. In addition to his work in Annapolis, Muse leads an African-American church in Prince George's County. In 2006, Cardin faced a close Democratic primary race against former congressman and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | September 22, 2014
The political action committee of Maryland's branch of the National Organization for Women gave Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown its unqualified endorsement Monday, bolstering Brown's efforts to make women's health a top issue in his race against Republican rival Larry Hogan. The decision by Maryland NOW PAC came as no surprise, but Hogan made the call easy for the group by declining to answer its questions on abortion rights and contraception, the group said. Libertarian candidate Shawn Quinn also declined to answer, according to the NOW PAC. Brown answers to the five questions the feminist group posed last week were entirely in line with NOW's political agenda.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | May 18, 2012
Former President George W. Bush uttered his endorsement for president the other day as an elevator door was closing on him. To a question shouted by a reporter, he was said to have answered, simply, "I'm for Mitt Romney," and that was it. It was sort of the way President-elect John F. Kennedyreported that he disclosed his selection for attorney general in 1960. JFK told how, in the middle of the night, he opened his Georgetown front door, looked in both directions, and seeing no one in sight, whispered: "It's Bobby.
NEWS
June 23, 2014
The following is a summary of The Sun's endorsements in a variety of contested races for state and local office in the Baltimore area. For more information on the candidates in these and other races, please see The Sun's 2014 primary election Voter Guide . Governor Democrats: Among three well-qualified Democrats in the race, The Sun endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown , a partner in Gov. Martin O'Malley's successes over the...
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley, stepping into a role traditionally played by a legislator, O'Malley, who is widely believed to have his eye on the job Washington held first, became the first governor to deliver the traditional Washington commemoration at the invitation of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. The governor delivered the address is the State House's recently restored Old House Chamber, across the hall from the Senate chamber where Washington resigned as commander of the Continental Army in 1783 during a brief period when Annapolis was the national capital.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Updated: With quotes from Garagioa and O'Malley.  The state's top Democrat will weigh into one of the most competitive primary election in Maryland on Thursday. Gov.Martin O'Malleywill back state Sen. Rob Garagiola in his bid to capture the nomination in the 6th Congressional District, a significant get for a candidate who has faced a stronger than expected challenge from Potomac banker John Delaney late in the campaign. The endorsement comes nearly four months after Garagiola received the backing of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and it arrives at a potentially critical time for his campaign.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | July 12, 2011
Those weird Motocross ads must be working.  GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman yesterday picked up what must be a coveted endorsement among bike riders: The approval of Annapolis native (and extreme biking king) Travis Pastrana. Pastrana is the only human being on earth who can do a double backflip on a bike, and he's usually not political. But he decided to ride into the political mud for his friend and fellow rider Huntsman.  Here's how @travispastrana endorsed @jonhuntsman on Twitter:   "Not one 4 politics, but  @ JonHuntsman , fellow MX rider, good friend of  @ NitroCircus  &smartest man I know, is running 4 President.
SPORTS
July 22, 2010
Tiger Woods' estimated endorsements for 2010 are worth $22 million less than last year, according to Sports Illustrated's annual analysis of the highest-earning American athletes. Woods is still No. 1 on the list, as he has been for the rankings' seven years, but his estimated total earnings of more than $90 million are down 30 percent from nearly $128 million two years ago. Phil Mickelson is again No. 2 with total earnings of more than $61 million. His estimated endorsement income is $52 million; Woods' is $70 million.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
Almost exactly two years ago this week Anthony Batts arrived in Baltimore to take over the leadership of the city's police department. Since then Baltimore has seen homicides go up, then come down again as Mr. Batts has instituted reforms, shaken up the force and reached out to local residents in an effort to build trust between his officers and the citizens they serve. It wasn't always obvious that the department was making progress on his watch, but it's a measure of his success in all those endeavors that today he enjoys the confidence of public officials who just a year ago were openly questioning whether he was up to the job. That remarkable turnaround in attitudes was reflected in the ringing endorsements Mr. Batts received this week from City Council members who appear set to unanimously approve his nomination for a new six-year contract as the city's top cop. Over the past two years Mr. Batts clearly has proven himself as a leader who can get things done, and he has vindicated the high hopes Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held out for him when she recruited him from the West Coast where he had spent most of his 30-year career in law enforcement.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | August 13, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate. The state FOP opted to support Brown over Republican Larry Hogan at its state convention in Solomons. According to the Brown campaign, the union's rules required the support of delegates representing at least 60 percent of the statewide membership to endorse a candidate.
NEWS
July 5, 2014
Over the last six months I volunteered with a team of supporters to elect Heather Mizeur as Maryland's next governor. Heather's campaign was inspiring, honest, respectful, progressive and transparent. She ran on issues that matter to Maryland's people. She brought up things that others wouldn't dare touch in a campaign (for example, death with dignity, disability rights and marijuana legalization). She inspired so many new people to care and rally around the vision we share for Maryland.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
The results of primary elections in Maryland on Tuesday bode well for LGBT rights -- at least according to Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization. Of 93 candidates endorsed by the group in statewide races and the General Assembly this election cycle, 83 -- or about 89 percent -- won their races. That includes Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown winning the Democratic nod for governor and not Del. Heather Mizeur, the lesbian Montgomery County legislator who was also running for the state's top job but did not receive Equality Maryland's endorsement -- to the chagrin of some.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Two politicians from Baltimore County said last week that campaign materials for a House of Delegates candidate incorrectly implied that they had endorsed him. County Councilwoman Vicki Almond and Del. Dan Morhaim released a join statement Friday "to clarify their position" after an email and web site posting from Dr. Jay Jalisi. Quotes and photos from Almond and Morhaim were included in a campaign email Jalisi sent to voters Friday. His website also depicts them in a section called "Endorsements.
NEWS
June 23, 2014
The following is a summary of The Sun's endorsements in a variety of contested races for state and local office in the Baltimore area. For more information on the candidates in these and other races, please see The Sun's 2014 primary election Voter Guide . Governor Democrats: Among three well-qualified Democrats in the race, The Sun endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown , a partner in Gov. Martin O'Malley's successes over the...
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
Democrat businessman John Delaney won the endorsement of President Bill Clinton on Monday in his bid for Maryland's 6th Congressional District. Clinton's endorsement is a significant one for the Potomac financier, who has widely been seen as having less institutional Democratic support in the competitive race than his leading opponent, state Sen. Rob Garagiola. The announcement also comes as Garagiola's campaign has questioned Delaney's loyalty to the party, noting a political contribution to Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris in 2010.
NEWS
November 6, 2012
The Sun's editorial board apparently does not read its own reporting ("Obama for president," Nov. 4). Investigations and conclusions of the various reporters and responders have written dissertations that are the polar opposites with the campaign sound bites displayed in "The Record. " Moreover, the board is ignorant of the Constitution and just how it is supposed to work. Any president can push, prod, cajole, and even legislatively bribe to get what he wants but he can not command it to be done and have it done only his way. One would think that with majorities in the House and Senate for President Barack Obama's first two years that crafting and passing a budget would be a first base kind of project.
NEWS
June 19, 2014
In talking to fellow Baltimoreans the conversation often turns to our growing dissatisfaction with city institutions. Our elected public officials and agencies too often fail to seriously address the challenges of the day, and our schools continue to rank last in the state. The police department soaks up an ever-growing share of the budget with little to show in terms of results, and employment opportunities evade far too many of our citizens. And now we even have to question the attentiveness of our last remaining daily newspaper.
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