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June 1, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's choice to skip the televised debate indirectly reinforces the idea that there is no need for taxpayers to fund the position of lieutenant governor. Jake Mohorovic, Dundalk - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Larry Hogan | October 9, 2014
As I've traversed the state of Maryland, I've learned that effective campaigning means clearly and honestly explaining to voters how your decisions in office would be better than those of your opponent. For Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, however, campaigning involves dodging accountability, remaining invisible on the campaign trail and hiding behind wildly off-base and false attack ads. Lieutenant Governor Brown is unable to defend his eight-year record of failure. He continues to try to distract voters by lying about my stances on long-settled issues, including abortion rights and gun laws.
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NEWS
December 12, 2013
It's interesting how Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's position has changed regarding transparency in office in just a few short weeks ( "Brown's conflict," Dec. 11). Last month, Mr. Brown and his gubernatorial election team expressed strong support for the full-time political tracking of Attorney General Douglas Gansler, his political rival, citing the need for transparency. Mr. Brown's team noted that candidates should "welcome voters to hear their positions and statements. " In recent weeks, documentation from his office has been scant regarding his communications and his leadership role in the botched roll-out of Maryland's Affordable Care Act registration system.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The Democrat and Republican running to be lieutenant governor have agreed to debate on a Washington radio show next week, the first publicly broadcast showdown between the men vying to be No. 2 in the next administration. Radio host Kojo Nnamdi announced the Oct. 16 radio debate Wednesday on Twitter. Both campaigns confirmed their candidates plan to attend the debate, which will be held at 1 p.m. and broadcast on WAMU, 88.5 FM. Democrat Ken Ulman last month publicly challenged Republican Boyd Rutherford to a debate.
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Anthony G. Brown called out Larry Hogan Wednesday, charging that their Republican rival wouldn't let his running mate debate Brown's choice for lieutenant governor. The Brown camp issued a press release Wednesday morning reiterating its challenge to Hogan to agree to schedule a televised debate in which his choice, Boyd Rutherford, would be matched again Brown's running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. The Brown campaign released a statement from Ulman throwing down the gauntlet.
NEWS
October 22, 2013
Why does someone running for office feel the need to claim that if elected they would be "the first African-American female lieutenant governor?" ( "Gansler names Ivey as running mate," Oct. 14). What difference does it make what color, race, creed or culture a person running for election is? They need to tell us how they are going to help the people of Maryland and quit using such qualifications to sway the voting public. Let them tell the public their plan if elected and stop harping on their culture, race, creed or color.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1995
People who lost loved ones to drunken drivers, street criminals, angry spouses and a deranged multiple killer met yesterday at a Rosedale diner to share their concerns about the criminal justice system with Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.Many struggled to keep emotions in check as they relayed their experiences, bringing frequent questions from the lieutenant governor. Some spoke of their involvement in helping other victims.After cheerfully thanking those who turned out for the session at the Double-T Diner, Ms. Townsend's voice quavered briefly in her closing remarks when she told them, "As you can imagine from my own life, I am a big believer in sharing and getting involved."
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
The state's largest teachers union threw its support behind the gubernatorial candidacy of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Saturday, passing over three other candidates who sought its endorsement. Delegates to the Maryland State Education Association convention in Ocean City voted to ratify the decision of its Endorsement Council, which backed Brown on Friday after hearing presentations from four of the six announced major candidates to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley. Brown needed the vote of 58 percent of the delegates to win the endorsement and received 71 percent.
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By Jules Witcover and Jules Witcover,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 11, 2000
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Maryland's lieutenant governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, joined the parade of presidential candidate surrogates into Iowa yesterday on behalf of Vice President Al Gore, praising him as a man "who knows what is going on and knows what he's doing." Townsend visited two senior citizen centers, the Iowa State Education Association and attended a reception of the Polk County Democratic Party in a one-day trip to the Iowa capital on behalf of Gore. Her visit came after a swing across Iowa on Friday by her uncle Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, accompanied by the vice president.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | March 22, 2006
More noteworthy than the "Women of Steele" coalition launched yesterday by Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's U.S. Senate campaign was the appearance by his side of the shy woman who introduced the candidate to his audience. Reading from prepared remarks to a room of 40 or so admirers in Annapolis, Andrea Steele, the lieutenant governor's wife, explained that she was initially none too thrilled at the prospect of her husband's Senate bid. "When Michael first announced that he was going to run, I have to admit I had some reservations," she said, prompting laughter from her husband and knowing supporters.
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By Anthony G. Brown | October 2, 2014
Editor's note: The Sun also plans to run an op-ed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan in the coming weeks.  This week, we marked the one-year anniversary of a lifesaving law taking effect, the Firearm Safety Act. But, Marylanders still stand at a crossroads between two very different futures for our state. In 2013, in response to the tragic Newtown school shooting and the all too common acts of gun violence on our own streets, we took real action to protect our communities by passing some of the toughest gun safety laws in the nation.
NEWS
September 29, 2014
Justin Schall, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign manager, seems to be the only one making any kind of statements to The Sun. Everything I read says "Justin Schall, Brown's campaign manager, says ... " followed by some sort of negative on Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan. Is he the one who is actually running for the office or is it the lieutenant governor? Mr. Brown can't speak for himself, or is he afraid to actually say some of the misinformation and mistruths shown in his negative TV ads?
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Anthony G. Brown called out Larry Hogan Wednesday, charging that their Republican rival wouldn't let his running mate debate Brown's choice for lieutenant governor. The Brown camp issued a press release Wednesday morning reiterating its challenge to Hogan to agree to schedule a televised debate in which his choice, Boyd Rutherford, would be matched again Brown's running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. The Brown campaign released a statement from Ulman throwing down the gauntlet.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
The war of words in the race for governor escalated Thursday as Republican Larry Hogan called his Democratic rival a liar and asked him to take down a series of "slanderous" advertisements. "I've been around politics for a long time. I know it's a rough and tumble business," Hogan told reporters at his Annapolis headquarters. "This is the most deceitful, most dishonest campaign that I have ever witnessed in my entire life. " Hogan said Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's television spots mischaracterize his positions on abortion, gun control, tuition rates, taxes and pre-kindergarten.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The two men vying to become Maryland's next governor have agreed to an hourlong televised debate in early October, reaching a deal after more than a month of uncertainty about when — and whether — the pair would face off. Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan said Wednesday they have agreed to an Oct. 7 debate hosted by The Baltimore Sun and WJZ-TV, which will be taped in the morning and aired statewide that night. Behind the scenes, the campaigns are still wrangling over details of a television debate in the Washington region and a radio debate.
NEWS
July 7, 2014
In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something more along the lines of the Homer Simpson diet with a thousand glazed doughnuts and a 64-ounce carton of chocolate syrup. County employees can partake of this artery-clogging, stomach-distending meal as often as they'd like. So can public school students.
NEWS
February 5, 2000
DAVID Townsend suffers the fortune and misfortune of having the state's second highest elected official as his spouse. Had his wife been anyone other than Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the driver of the Baltimore County snow plow would never have let Mr. Townsend use his radio last week to speak to a supervisor about plowing Crosmorr Lane. Because his wife is lieutenant governor, a disproportionate amount of attention has been focused on whether the county should plow that dead-end street in Ruxton.
HEALTH
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
As legislators grilled Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday over the dismal debut of Maryland's health insurance exchange, the O'Malley administration stood by the website and said it will not switch to the federal version. Rejecting calls to shut down the state's bug-ridden website, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office issued a statement saying the state would keep it running while working to improve it for at least the next 21/2 months. The exchange was created to implement the federal Affordable Care Act and give Marylanders a place to buy health plans or enroll in Medicaid.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Last in a series of profiles of gubernatorial candidates. As Anthony G. Brown runs for governor, he often appears to be walking a political tightrope. If the lieutenant governor tips too far in the direction of independence, he risks looking disloyal to Gov. Martin O'Malley, whose firm support has given him a leg up in the Democratic primary race. If he shows too much deference to O'Malley, he risks looking more like a sidekick than a leader in his own right. So far, if the polls are correct, Brown hasn't tumbled.
NEWS
June 18, 2014
As a recent high school graduate preparing to cast his first vote, I have been pondering whom I will support in this year's gubernatorial election. The governor is the state's highest ranking official and has a broad range of powers. Based on the powers provided to the governor by our state's constitution, the role has been hailed as one of the most powerful in the nation. I would like to know the person who receives my vote will be effective, fulfill their campaign promises and understand policies and procedures.
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