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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1995
Baltimore is being touted as one of the showcase cities for a mock presidential primary -- a "glamour race" in the words of one cynical political wag -- to be held during the Nov. 7 mayoral election.The trouble is, not many folks in Baltimore have gotten the word about the possible straw poll -- and unresolved legal questions are standing in the way of it ever becoming a reality.Under a plan being pushed by a group called CityVote, the names of 1996 presidential aspirants would appear on municipal ballots in 18 cities across the nation.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Officers of the Democratic National Committee generally refrain from endorsing candidates in Democratic Party primaries. But Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the secretary of the DNC, has thrown her support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running for governor. In doing so, she passed over Democrats Douglas F. Gansler, Maryland's attorney general, and state Del. Heather R. Mizeur. She also left some people grumbling that someone in her position should have remained neutral.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | March 16, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Next year's presidential primary in Maryland would be held Tuesday, March 3, under legislation pushed by the Maryland Democratic Party and approved yesterday by the House of Delegates.The change would spring Maryland from its decision four years ago to join 15 other, mostly Southern states in one mammoth "Super Tuesday" primary that, from the viewpoint of most Maryland politicians, proved to be a disaster.Nathan Landow, the state Democratic Party chairman, urged the legislature to move the presidential primary to the first Tuesday in March because no other states currently plan to hold their primary that day.The hope, Mr. Landow said, is that presidential aspirants will pay attention to Maryland voters if the nominee has not yet been chosen and Maryland is the only state with a primary that week.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley by nearly 10 to 1 among likely Maryland Democratic voters asked to name their top choice among four possible candidates to be the party's standard-bearer in the 2016 presidential election. When asked for a favorite among Clinton, O'Malley, Vice President Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 59 percent picked Clinton.
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By John M. Glionna and John M. Glionna,Los Angeles times | September 16, 2007
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The old adage about never letting 'em see you sweat is something that Kriss Soterion takes quite literally. The veteran makeup artist has pancaked the faces of numerous presidential candidates: Pat Buchanan, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, among others. Now business is booming after her recent makeover of Clinton for a televised debate. It's the height of the presidential primary season, and the benefits are trickling down into virtually every corner of this state.
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By JACK W. GERMOND and JACK W. GERMOND,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 9, 1999
MILFORD, N.H. -- Around Union Square -- known here as the Oval because it is ovate -- there is not much talk these days about presidential politics.John R. Kasich was here a couple of months ago and had his hair cut by Joe Swiezynski, a notorious political buff whose shop faces the Oval. It was Kasich's first stop in New Hampshire, the day he announced his candidacy, and those who were there say Joe liked the young Republican congressman from Ohio.But even Joe's wife, Margaret -- she doesn't mind being called Mrs. Republican -- hasn't made up her mind on a choice in a primary that is still more than nine months away.
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By Sam Quinones and Sam Quinones,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 6, 1999
MEXICO CITY -- One image best symbolizes tomorrow's historic presidential primary by Mexico's ruling party.It is the private parts of Roberto Madrazo.Madrazo, the former governor of the state of Tabasco, is seeking the nomination of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). During his campaign, he ran a television spot about crime. He told Mexico: "You solve the problem with you know what."He was referring to "huevos" -- eggs, slang for testicles. "To have huevos" is a common Mexican expression denoting a person's unflinching nerve.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers John Rivera and William F. Zorzi Jr. contributed to this article | March 5, 1996
Now it's Maryland's turn.After a month of fickle primary and caucus voting in far-flung states, voters in Maryland go to the polls today to help resolve the question of which Republican presidential candidate will take on President Clinton in November. The state also holds the distinction of being is the first in the nation this year to hold congressional primaries. Quiet contests are expected in all of the eight congressional districts except the 7th, where 32 candidates are battling to succeed former Rep. Kweisi Mfume.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
WHEN Bill Bradley endorsed Howard Dean last week in the Democratic presidential primary, the reaction was ho-hum - the endorsement had been expected, considering that both men appealed to similar voters. Largely overlooked was one truth of this year's astonishing Democratic primary race: that Bradley gave a big boost to Dean's insurgent bid long before his formal endorsement. By coming much closer than many people realize to pulling off an upset against Al Gore four years ago, Bradley, the former New Jersey senator, might have set the stage for Dean's more successful long-shot campaign this year.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 21, 1995
Secretary of State John T. Willis announced yesterday that at least nine Republican candidates would appear on the ballot for Maryland's March 5 presidential primary election -- the most in state history.Citing state law, Mr. Willis explained that the decision to put the nine names on the ballot stemmed from his belief that all "are generally advocated or recognized in the news media throughout the United States or in Maryland as presidential contenders."The nine on Mr. Willis' preliminary list are:* Lamar Alexander, former Tennessee governor and President Bush's education secretary.
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Thomas F. Schaller | January 28, 2014
The Republican National Committee announced last week that it wants to condense its presidential primary schedule and possibly hold its 2016 national convention as early as June, rather than later in the summer, as is traditional for both parties. It's a wise but also very sad decision because it confirms what most Americans already know applies to both parties: Money matters most. Republicans have struggled in recent presidential elections, losing four of the past six contests and five of those six in the national popular vote.
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March 24, 2012
WESTMINSTER — Early voting centers for the 2012 Presidential Primary Election are open for voting Sunday, March 25 from noon to 6 p.m. and March 26-29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters may vote at a designated early voting center in their county of residence. In Carroll County, an early voting center is being held at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. in Westminster. More information about early voting is available at http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/early_voting.html.
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January 24, 2012
As the Presidential Primary season heats up, I am often both confused and amazed that my party, the Republican Party, continues to shoot itself in the foot (sorry for the violent metaphor) with a constant barrage of misstatements and missteps. Whether it be Gingrich's attack on Romney's capitalism, Santorum's desire to help black's get off of assistance, or Romney's minions turning what was a relatively civil campaign about the difference between President Obama's and Democrat's vision versus the Republican vision for America, into what is digressing into a food fight, I am constantly amazed at how we can step in it and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
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By Thomas F. Schaller | October 13, 2009
The historic 2008 presidential election is now almost a year past, but my thoughts last week at a panel on presidential primaries hosted in Washington by the Brookings Institution returned to that election and a presidential candidate who never was - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In 2007, before the presidential primary season officially got underway, a close political adviser to Mr. Bloomberg told me that Mr. Bloomberg was most likely to enter the race as a third-party alternative if the major parties nominated Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton and Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee.
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By ANDREW RATNER | February 10, 2008
Maryland voters are gearing up for the most consequential presidential primary in decades - and so are the bloggers, who barely existed the last time there was a presidential primary here. Blogging and political races seem well-suited for each other, perhaps because at their core, they're both such messy pursuits. The Maryland political bloggers writing about Tuesday's "Potomac primary" in Maryland, Virginia and Washington aren't as exhaustive as those in the mainstream media. And when news breaks, as it did Thursday with Mitt Romney ending his campaign for the Republican nomination, they're no quicker or more nimble than the blogs on the major news sites.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | February 3, 2008
When lawmakers acted last year to push Maryland's presidential primary back into the middle of February, they also plowed it deeper into winter. And that raised a new question. What if it snows - hard - on primary day? "Bite your tongue!" said Jacqueline McDaniel, director of Baltimore County's Board of Elections, when a reporter broached the question. McDaniel said she has conferred with county schools and public works officials, police and private plow operators to make sure - if it snows - that polling places are cleared and shoveled for voters Feb. 12. She also has surveyed election workers about their access to four-wheel-drive transportation.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2003
Hoping to avoid a 14-month lame-duck city government, Baltimore's House delegation approved a proposal yesterday to move the city's primary election to March 2004. The 10-4 decision all but assures that the city's next primary will be held with the presidential primary on Super Tuesday next year. But future municipal elections in Baltimore could change because of continued political wrangling in Annapolis by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Although he has said he would likely support having the city's municipal elections at the same time as next year's presidential races, Miller said he eventually wants the mayoral contest to coincide with state elections, which are held on even-numbered years opposite presidential races.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2003
Baltimore unions and community groups are campaigning against a bill to move the city's municipal primary election to March 2004, saying incumbents would have too much of an advantage against new candidates. In a hearing yesterday before the House Ways and Means Committee, opponents of holding a March 2004 primary asked lawmakers to move the city's primary to September 2004 to give new candidates sufficient time in the summer to campaign and to avoid a nine-month lull between the two votes.
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