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By Robert Timberg and Robert Timberg,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1994
Encouraged by Gov. William Donald Schaefer and his political brain trust, Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos has become intrigued by the prospect of running for governor and is giving the idea serious thought.The multimillionaire team owner, according to sources close to Mr. Schaefer and Mr. Angelos, would like to enter the crowded Democratic field, but must decide whether he is willing to give up or take time away from his current enterprises.What does not seem in dispute is that Mr. Angelos, a former Baltimore city councilman who ran unsuccessfully for council president and mayor in the 1960s, has a desire to re-enter the political arena.
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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 Dan Berger | April 18, 2001
China should welcome surveillance, a rightful tribute to its awesome power. P. Glendening is the one politician in Maryland who is not (rpt: not) running for governor. Just when everyone had counted Dutch out, he goes and lowers taxes. The Prize for Brevity was omitted again this year. Howard County has decided to beautify U.S. 1. Honest.
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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 DAN BERGER | April 22, 1994
Is Mickey running for governor or away from it?Don is getting retribution at state senators who annoyed him by punishing their subdivisions' future school children. What's wrong with that?Never make a threat you won't carry out -- unless you are Bill making foreign policy.The Redskins say they don't need all that much parking for a football stadium in Laurel. People can copter in.
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By Dan Berger | May 19, 1997
Zaire never really existed. Now maybe it can.Exec Rehrmann is running for governor until someone makes her a better offer.The Supreme Court must decide whether conversations between the spouse of a high official with her own lawyer in front of a lawyer employed by the people are shielded by lawyer-client privilege or were for a prosecutor. Only in America.Cap'n Bodgit for governor!Pub Date: 5/19/97
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., who twice this year has toyed with the idea of running for governor, now has twice backed off.The Kent County Democrat, asked about his intentions yesterday, replied, "I'm not running for governor."Mr. Mitchell had said during this year's legislative session that he was thinking about running for governor in 1994, then later said he was not interested. His interest was renewed in September after Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, regarded as the front-runner in the race, dropped out.Yesterday, however, Mr. Mitchell said flatly, "I've thought about it, but it's not for me."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 16, 2004
WASHINGTON - Sen. Charles E. Schumer ruled out running for governor of New York in 2006, saying yesterday that he will instead help lead the Democratic Party's efforts to retake the Senate. Schumer's decision reshapes the political landscape in New York and leaves the field open to Eliot Spitzer, the popular Democratic state attorney general, who has been gearing up for the campaign. Gov. George E. Pataki, a Republican, has not said whether he will seek a fourth term. Schumer, 53, who was just re-elected to a second term with 71 percent of the vote (a record for a New York senatorial candidate)
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1997
Gov. Parris N. Glendening has another challenger in the Democratic gubernatorial primary next September -- Dr. Terry A. McGuire, a Prince George's County physician and self-described "pro-labor" conservative.McGuire, 55, a Davidsonville resident who has practiced medicine in Seat Pleasant for 28 years, set up a campaign committee with the state election board yesterday and announced he is running for governor.Billing himself as "A Voice for the Voiceless," McGuire said he is running to represent a frustrated electorate "that is very angry at what is going on right now" with government and the Democratic Party.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1997
Maryland House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. is abandoning the idea of running for governor next year, but he is hardly jumping on the re-election bandwagon of fellow Democrat Gov. Parris N. Glendening.In a letter to members of the House of Delegates circulated yesterday, Taylor said he will run only for re-election as a delegate from Allegany County next year and as speaker of the House.Without naming Glendening, Taylor was openly critical of the governor's performance, raising questions about where he is leading the state -- questions that set the stage for a potentially contentious legislative session this winter.
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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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May 25, 1994
He's the most successful state legislator in the modern history of Western Maryland: The first chairman of a standing committee in the House of Delegates from that rural region, and the only House speaker in this century from the Appalachians. Could it be that Cumberland's Casper R. Taylor now wants to reach for the brass ring on the political merry-go-round by running for governor?Such speculation was inevitable from the time Gov. William Donald Schaefer took a personal hand in drumming up support for a $200-a-ticket Taylor fund-raiser in Baltimore Monday night.
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June 22, 1993
Pssst. Wanna be governor? Better take a number and stan in line.There's no dearth of candidates looking longingly at the prospect of running the state of Maryland come 1995, when Gov. William Donald Schaefer is forced to retire after serving two consecutive terms. No front-runner has emerged, but it is still early.On the Democratic side, two announced contenders are organizing and building large war chests. Lt. Gov. Melvin A. Steinberg of Baltimore County held a big fund-raiser this past week in Woodlawn, which should keep him No. 2 in the money behind Prince George's County Executive Parris Glendening, who soon will announce that he is over the $1 million mark.
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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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