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By Paul West and Paul West,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 23, 1991
WASHINGTON -- It is trendy to say that America's swift war victory means the 1992 campaign is already over and President Bush has won re-election.But that conclusion, argues national Democratic Chairman Ronald H. Brown, is sheer "foolishness" and "stupidity."Mr. Brown was working overtime yesterday to try to boost his party's battered spirit at the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting here."I want us to hold our heads high," he said three times in advising Democratic state chairmen to look beyond the bleak numbers in recent polls.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
The director of the Maryland Republican Party resigned without notice. One of its state delegates was arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related charge. And a virtual civil war broke out over who should replace a leading senator who's moving to Texas. And that's just the past week's news for the state's embattled minority party. Over the last year, Maryland Republicans have lost one of their two seats in Congress, absorbed defeats in several statewide referendums and watched as their previous party chairman resigned and decamped to West Virginia.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 13, 2000
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ross Perot's allies moved yesterday to reclaim control of the Reform Party in a rowdy and hostile showdown that at one point required police intervention. Before the day's end, the party's national committee had removed Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's hand-picked party chairman and was on the verge of rejecting Ventura's efforts to hold the party's summer convention in St. Paul, Minn. Ventura, the party's highest-ranking elected official, anticipated yesterday's votes and quit the party Friday, declaring it to be a "dysfunctional family."
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By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
Three months after a disappointing election showing for Maryland's Republican Party, Alex X. Mooney is stepping down as chairman. The former Frederick County state senator announced his plans Saturday in a leter to the state party's central committee. Mooney said "it is time for me to pursue other ventures. " The anouncement comes after a grueling election year in which Maryland Republicans -- in addition to absorbing an expected shellacking in the presidential race -- lost one of their two remaining congressional seats and saw three party-supported referendum efforts go down to defeat.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2004
Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Isiah Leggett is stepping down next month, leaving the state's Democrats with the tricky task of picking a successor who can unite the party's disparate factions for a run against Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in 2006. Democrats say the post is more important than it has been in decades. For more than 30 years, Democratic governors set the direction for the party and had the power to keep it unified. But with two Democratic heavy hitters - Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan - considering a challenge to Ehrlich, and with the party's liberal and moderate wings at odds over major issues such as legalizing slot machines, party loyalists say that having an effective, visible chairman is essential.
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November 29, 2012
In response to The Sun's article on a group trying to oust Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney in the middle of his term ("Defeats lead to calls for Md. GOP chief's ouster," Nov. 25), my suggestion to Maryland Republicans is to look to Ohio. Late last year and early in 2012, the newly elected governor, John Kasich, pressured members of the party's state central committee in order to oust party chairman Kevin DeWine. (In Ohio, the party's state central committee elects the state party chairman in January of odd years.)
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By BARRY RASCOVAR and BARRY RASCOVAR,Barry Rascovar is deputy editor of the editorial pages of The Sun | November 17, 1991
Not a single Marylander's life was affected by the state Democratic Party's recent decision to retain Nathan Landow as party chairman. But shock waves from that 23-12 executive committee vote are still reverberating in the State House.Heading the state Democratic Party is a thankless job. You have no power. You are ignored by office holders. Most party members don't even recognize your existence -- or care. Yet for millionaire developer Nate Landow, this post could be a stepping stone to bigger things.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | November 23, 1992
WASHINGTON -- It is notable that when soon-to-depart Republican National Chairman Rich Bond released a statement in effect chastising Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice for labeling the United States "a Christian Nation," he got most of the Republicans seeking to succeed him as party chairman to sign on.The message behind the message was clear: the next leadership of the GOP was not going to pursue exclusionary policies, but instead would embrace the "big tent"...
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | July 22, 1992
As an accomplished political fund-raiser, Nathan Landow suavely courts presidential candidates, charms senators and sweeps congressmen off their feet. But when, as state Democratic Party chairman, he tried to court the state's local elected officials and party functionaries, Mr. Landow often seemed to bumble, stumble and fall flat on his face.So some Democrats quietly exulted yesterday when Mr. Landow announced he was resigning. "The long ordeal is over," said one, a onetime ally turned bitter foe. "He was the most destructive and negative and divisive state party chairman in the last two decades."
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | November 7, 1991
At a meeting he ordered closed to the public, Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Nathan Landow survived an attempt backed by Gov. William Donald Schaefer to oust him from his powerful party position by pledging to be more open with his fellow Democrats.After a meeting of Democratic Executive Committee members that ended late last night in a 23-12 vote endorsing Landow's continued reign as party chairman, Landow supporters were elated over their victory but mused about possible repercussions over their rebuff of the governor.
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November 29, 2012
In response to The Sun's article on a group trying to oust Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney in the middle of his term ("Defeats lead to calls for Md. GOP chief's ouster," Nov. 25), my suggestion to Maryland Republicans is to look to Ohio. Late last year and early in 2012, the newly elected governor, John Kasich, pressured members of the party's state central committee in order to oust party chairman Kevin DeWine. (In Ohio, the party's state central committee elects the state party chairman in January of odd years.)
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
After the sound drubbing Maryland Republicans received at the ballot box this month, a faction in the state GOP is calling for the resignation of state party Chairman Alex Mooney. The effort follows a race in which the state party not only saw most of its candidates go down to lopsided defeats but one in which the ballot questions most Republicans opposed were all approved. Whether Mooney can be forced out in the middle of his four-year term is doubtful, but GOP activists on both sides agree that unhappiness with his performance is likely to lead to a contentious Republican state convention Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Howard County.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
The head of the state's Republican party announced Tuesday he will not run for Congress in Maryland's competitive 6th congressional district and instead will support the GOP incumbent, Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett. Alex Mooney said he made his decision based on recent signs of life from Bartlett's campaign. “It is now apparent to me that Roscoe Bartlett not only intends to seek re-election to Congress, but that he also plans to work hard to put a team in place and have the financial resources to beat the Democrats,” Mooney said in an e-mail to supporters.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley will nominate his younger brother and long-time political advisor Peter O'Malley to lead Maryland's Democratic Party, according to several top Democrats. The governor will forward his pick for chairman at a meeting set for March, the sources said, and state Democratic officials will have to vote to approve the nomination. In Maryland, the governor's nomination has typically been selected as the leader of his party. A top Democrat said the governor expects Peter O'Malley to build the party as it "prepares for the successful re-elections" of Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin and President Barack Obama in 2012.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2011
Bethesda developer Nathan Landow, a former state Democratic Party chairman, was the third bidder in the auction of bankrupt Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County. Landow confirmed Monday that he lost to casino operator Penn National Gaming, which agreed to pay $10.25 million in cash. Penn National said it would seek to resume live racing and lobby for slots at the harness track. Rosecroft is not one of the five designated locations for slots under a voter-approved referendum that legalized slot-machine gambling in Maryland.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
Maryland's Republican Party embraced its base Saturday by selecting reliably conservative Alex X. Mooney as chairman, overlooking the party's more moderate recent nominee for lieutenant governor. The result ends the decade-long dominance of the Ehrlich wing of the Republican Party, a faction whose members sought to attract working-class voters and centrist Democrats. Its leader, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., said he would close the book on state politics this year after a bruising 14.5 percentage point loss to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in a year when the GOP made national gains.
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By LARRY CARSON and LARRY CARSON,SUN REPORTER | January 18, 2006
Howard County Republicans are entering this unusually active election year with a new leader, after outspoken party Chairman Howard M. Rensin declined to seek a new term. Rensin said his commercial investment business is booming, taking too much time for him to continue running the party in a year when lively contests are brewing on every level of government. But the change in party leadership also comes shortly after Rensin delivered harsh, partisan remarks about Democrats' ability to retain the allegiance of African-American voters, remarks that some Republicans privately complained were too inflammatory.
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August 30, 2010
Ken Mehlman probably should not expect a fond embrace from the gay community, at least not right away. The Pikesville native outed himself last week in the Atlantic magazine and pledged to lobby for same-sex marriage. But the memories of his days as campaign manager for George W. Bush — and the Republican president's gay-bashing reelection strategy — live painfully on. In the interview, Mr. Mehlman explains that he only recently recognized his identity. "It has taken 43 years for me to get comfortable with this part of my life," says the former Republican National Committee chairman who now makes astronomical wages as an executive vice-president for a major private equity firm in Manhattan.
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