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By Barry Rascovar | November 19, 2000
THE DEMOCRATIC tide that swept over Maryland Nov. 7 may have submerged Republican hopes for regaining the governorship in two years, but it didn't totally clarify who's likely to succeed Parris N. Glendening in 2002. While Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend remains the early front-runner, racing aficionados know that getting off to a fast start, with a long lead, can prove tiring and eventually debilitating. Ms. Townsend has been campaigning for the governorship for two years. She wisely used the presidential race to engage in the kind of retail politics statewide that can pay off handsomely.
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June 11, 2014
Recent articles have raised concerns about the amount of money being spent by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, State Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur on their campaigns ( "Brown touts $800,000 fundraising tally," June 9). Collectively these self-centered career politicians have raised some $25 million, a large portion of which is being used in media blitzes to con voters to support them. In their book that's a wise use of money. In my book, it is not. What disturbs me is that the political beat writers continue to ignore the fact that there is another Democratic candidate in this election who refuses to play into this money game.
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By Ronnie Greene and Ronnie Greene,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Larry Carson contributed to this article | March 11, 1997
A political cartoon is circulating in Towson with three people in a race, sneakers afoot, heading toward the governor's mansion in Annapolis. Two have made the dash before -- Democratic Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey, his 1994 opponent and potential 1998 foe.The third politician in the picture: C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Baltimore County executive.The sketch is meant as lighthearted fare, appearing on an invitation to a County Council fund-raiser.But it illustrates a question about Ruppersberger's political future, one likely to make the rounds this evening at his fund-raiser at Martin's West, an event expected to draw more than 1,000 supporters paying $100 to $500 each.
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May 8, 2014
One might have sympathized with Del. Heather Mizeur during Wednesday night's debate among the Democratic gubernatorial candidates when it came her turn to answer a question about whether the Washington Redskins should change its name. It's not that she was unprepared for the question — quite the contrary, she and the other candidates all believe that it should be changed and have said so before — but that she seized the occasion for a rather desperate segue into an issue that a Maryland governor actually has something to do with: her proposal to require a "living wage" substantially higher the increased minimum wage the state just enacted.
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By C. Fraser Smith and Thomas W. Waldron and C. Fraser Smith and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1997
Unable to find Maryland Democrats who would publicly support an effort to unseat Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin said yesterday he has decided not to run for governor in 1998.Cardin said he would instead seek a seventh term as Maryland's 3rd District congressman, saying he was newly enthusiastic about his role as a national policy maker on health care and taxes."I have an incredible opportunity in Congress," the Baltimore Democrat said in an interview."I think I can serve the people of Maryland best there."
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 22, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin is reaching the top of his game in Congress just as he's thinking about leaving it to run for governor.In the midst of his long, slow tease about whether he will challenge fellow Democrat Gov. Parris N. Glendening's hold on the State House next year, the Baltimore congressman suddenly seems to be everywhere the action is on Capitol Hill.One night he's brokering a deal between the White House and Republican congressional leaders on Medicare reform -- working out the details over the static of a car phone.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2000
Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger raised roughly $125,000 for an expected run for governor last night with the help of one of the biggest Democratic givers in the country - Baltimore attorney Peter G. Angelos. The Orioles owner teamed up with Frank Bramble, chairman of Allfirst Financial Inc., to hold the event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. "I think Dutch certainly stands out among those thinking about running for governor," Angelos said. "He'd make a first-rate governor."
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 28, 1993
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Miami real estate developer Jeb Bush hTC says he plans to run for governor in 1994 and has already organized a campaign team.The son of former President Bush, a likely favorite early in the race among Florida Republicans, said he plans a formal announcement closer to the primaries. "I have every intention to run, but I want to do it at my own pace," Mr. Bush said.Mr. Bush, 39, isn't alone in his designs on the Republican nomination. State Secretary of State Jim Smith says he will run, state Senate President Ander Crenshaw is considering, and Treasurer Tom Gallagher is seen as a possible contender.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2001
John M. Kane, the Montgomery County businessman who said in June that he was willing to run for governor as a Republican if Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. does not, ended his shadow campaign yesterday. Kane, 40, said he believes Ehrlich will run despite polls showing the 2nd District congressman far behind Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the Democratic front-runner. "I said from the beginning that Congressman Bob Ehrlich is the strongest candidate the Republican Party can offer Maryland's voters for the governor's job," he said.
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May 5, 2009
At least somebody's not waiting around for Bob Ehrlich. Michael Pappas, a relatively unknown lawyer from Towson whose sole elective experience so far is a stint on the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, is doing what none of the luminaries of the state GOP seem willing to: announcing his intention to challenge Gov. Martin O'Malley. Mr. Pappas acknowledges that he doesn't have the name recognition or the fundraising ability that Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. built up during his terms in Congress and his four years as governor.
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April 18, 2014
I'm wondering if the letter writer who asked "Who's qualified to be Maryland's next governor? No one!" (April 6) had all of the pertinent information before coming to that conclusion. The author mentioned Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown along with the general phrase "Republican candidates. " However, there was no mention of teacher Ralph Jaffe, who is running as a Democratic candidate for governor. As a teacher and facilitator of learning in the educational realm, Mr. Jaffe believes in tailoring instruction to the needs of students, who are at the heart of the school matter.
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By John Fritze and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
Rep. John Delaney, the Potomac Democrat who has emerged as a leading critic of Maryland's troubled health exchange, is fueling speculation that he is interested in running for governor — a move observers said could shake up the state's premier political contest this year. A former banking executive who rose from political obscurity to gain an improbable win for Congress in 2012, Delaney has done little to quell the buzz generated by his repeated criticism of Gov. Martin O'Malley or the revelation that his name appeared alongside other gubernatorial candidates in a recent poll.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will not run for governor this year, the Democratic congressman announced Wednesday. The Baltimore County lawmaker has flirted for months with joining a crowded field of Democrats seeking to replace Gov. Martin O'Malley, whose term will end after this year. But in a statement, Ruppersberger said he will instead "continue to push for change in Washington. " "I will run for re-election as a member of the House of Representatives to continue my work on behalf of my district and my country," Ruppersberger said.
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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Larry Hogan, chairman of the conservative activist group Change Maryland, will officially announce on January 21 he is a Republican candidate for governor. The former appointments secretary to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. sent an e-mail to supporters Sunday saying he would make the announcement at Mike's Restaurant & Crab House in Riva. Hogan said in November that he planned to seek the nomination. He will join a field that includes Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Del. Ron George of Anne Arundel County and Charles County business executive Charles Lollar.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
Larry Hogan, chairman of the conservative activist group Change Maryland, says he'll seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2014. In an interview Friday, Hogan said that while he will hold off a formal announcement until January, there's no doubt he will join three other contenders in the June 24 GOP primary. "I really have made up my mind," said Hogan, a former appointments secretary to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Hogan, 57, came close to a full-blown announcement Friday night in a speech to his group in an Annapolis hotel that is also hosting a Republican state convention this weekend.
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Dan Rodricks | October 28, 2013
How much damage could that teen party in a Delaware beach house do to Doug Gansler's campaign for governor of Maryland? Hard to tell. I've heard three reactions: •Righteous indignation: Gansler is the attorney general. He publicly opposed but privately condoned underage drinking. He had no business joining other parents in renting a house where teen drinking would likely occur. The photos from the beach house are outrageous - a bunch of Landon School boys spoiled by their affluent parents.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1997
They're at the gate. All standing nicely, or as nicely as politicians can. And, 18 months before the election, they're off!To sort out the still-forming, fractious field in Maryland's 1998 race for governor, imagine for just a moment that you're watching a political version of the 1997 Preakness. (Warning: A brief indulgence is required of those who object to the horse-race approach to political writing.)The morning line in our race would favor Gov. Parris N. Glendening: In Maryland, Democratic incumbents still get the edge.
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By Erin Cox and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
As a 4-year-old boy bounded to the electronic blackboard at Battle Grove Elementary School in Dundalk, Principal Jennifer Gounaris described the financial and logistic challenges she has overcome to open the pre-K classroom. The result, she said, was worth it. "These kids are going to kindergarten reading," Gounaris said. "See? They're already telling stories and identifying characters. You can totally see the benefit. … Every kid should have their first experience in school this way. " The three Democrats vying to be governor all have plans to expand such programs, eventually offering publicly funded pre-kindergarten to every Maryland youngster whose parents want it. The proposals have been met with enthusiasm from the party base and in education circles.
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