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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
Republican Senate candidate Dan Bongino begins airing the first radio advertisement of his campaign today, a largely introductory spot that focuses on his outsider status and criticizes “career bureaucrats.” Bongino narrates the minute-long ad, which the campaign said begins airing on WCBM in Baltimore today. “Can we all agree that politicians aren't getting the job done?” the former U.S. Secret Service agent asks in the ad. “I refuse to accept that the current crop of D.C. bureaucrats is the best we can do.” Bongino is running against nine other Republicans in the April 3 primary, including former Pentagon official Richard J. Douglas.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
For more than 30 years, John Astle has walked from his downtown Annapolis home to the State House, representing his friends and neighbors in Maryland's General Assembly. He's so well-known in the capital that he's frequently stopped on the street, whether by someone just saying hello or someone offering political concerns to the longtime Democratic senator. Astle hopes to keep doing the people's work for at least four more years. Standing in his way is Republican Don Quinn, a political newcomer who is young enough to be Astle's son. As Astle works to remind voters of his experience and connections at the State House, Quinn is offering himself as a fresh new face.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2012
Republican Senate candidate Richard Douglas began airing a statewide radio advertisement on Thursday -- the first in the GOP primary -- suggesting that it's "time to wake Congress up. " Referring to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin as "Rip Van Cardin," the spot argues that the first-term incumbent has been inattentive to national and local issues, including the rising price of gasoline and unemployment. The ads are running in Baltimore and elsewhere in the state. "Honey, did you see where gas prices could go to $6?"
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
The apartment company involved in a dispute over alleged sign-stealing by Democrat Connie DeJuliis' state Senate campaign in northern Baltimore County has issued a statement defending her and asking both candidates in the race to remove their signs from the Parkville property. Connie DeJuliis' husband, J. Ronald DeJuliis, the state's commissioner of labor and industry, has been charged with stealing campaign signs from his wife's primary opponent, incumbent state Senator Jim Brochin.  Dan D. Zaccagnini, a spokesman for Apartment Services Inc., whose Loch Bend Apartments were the site of the alleged crime, said DeJuliis has been granted permission to put her signs there.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Saturday that Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey would make an "outstanding United States senator" but said he has no plans to campaign for his fellow Democrat, who is running in a special election to replace John Kerry. The closely watched April 30 Democratic primary for Senate in Massachusetts will pit Markey against another congressman, Stephen Lynch. Markey has an early lead in polling for the seat held since 1985 by Kerry, who became Secretary of State this month.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, who so far appears to be in a strong position to win a second term this year, began airing his first in a series of television ads today touting his accomplishments in Congress. The first spot, which will run on broadcast television in Baltimore and on cable in the Washington suburbs, focuses on Cardin's successful effort to guarantee dental benefits for patients covered under the federal Children's Health Insurance program. The legislation came in response to a 12-year-old Prince George's County boy who died in 2007 after an infection from an abscessed tooth spread to his brain.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Despite a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz from one challenger and an aggressive grassroots campaign from another, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland remains among the safest incumbents in the nation as he runs for a second term, according to a new poll. Potomac businessman Rob Sobhani, running as an independent, has not cut significantly into Cardin's lead though he has pumped millions of dollars of his own money into the race. He may be helping the Democratic incumbent by siphoning some voters away from Republican challenger Daniel Bongino.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
The apartment company involved in a dispute over alleged sign-stealing by Democrat Connie DeJuliis' state Senate campaign in northern Baltimore County has issued a statement defending her and asking both candidates in the race to remove their signs from the Parkville property. Connie DeJuliis' husband, J. Ronald DeJuliis, the state's commissioner of labor and industry, has been charged with stealing campaign signs from his wife's primary opponent, incumbent state Senator Jim Brochin.  Dan D. Zaccagnini, a spokesman for Apartment Services Inc., whose Loch Bend Apartments were the site of the alleged crime, said DeJuliis has been granted permission to put her signs there.
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By S.M. Khalid and S.M. Khalid,Harford County Bureau of The Sun | September 12, 1990
BEL AIR -- Delegate Eileen M. Rehrmann, who has never lost an election, kept her string intact last night by crushing two rivals in the Democratic primary for Harford County Executive.In the other county race that made headlines, County Executive Habern W. Freeman Jr. handily defeated his longtime ally, former state Sen. William S. James, in the race for the District 34 Senate seat.Ms. Rehrmann won by almost 2-to-1 over over another previously unbeaten politician, County Councilwoman Barbara A. Risacher, D-District A, and Bel Air accountant John P. Seisman Sr.If Ms. Rehrmann wins the general election -- as has every previous winner of the Democratic primary -- she would become the first female Harford County executive and only the second female county executive in Maryland.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | October 20, 1994
What does $200,000 worth of negative political advertisements buy these days? In Maryland's U.S. Senate race, apparently nothing.Republican Bill Brock has spent at least that much in the past three weeks portraying Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes as a tax-raiser who is soft on crime. But the results from a new statewide poll show that Mr. Brock has failed to narrow the incumbent's solid lead.The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon Political Media Research for The Sun and other news organizations, showed Mr. Sarbanes leading with 57 percent of the vote to Mr. Brock's 32 percent.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Transgender rights advocate and Gender Rights Maryland Executive Director Dana Beyer announced Thursday she is challenging state senator Rich Madaleno in the upcoming Democratic primary. "We are ready for progress," Beyer said in a statement. "For too long, hardworking Marylanders have waited for economic fairness and equal opportunity. " In her campaign announcement, which was published on The Huffington Post and her website, Beyer cited her "track record of success on progressive issues" and said she wants to work on building jobs, improving schools, repairing infrastructure and adjusting health care policy.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Saturday that Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey would make an "outstanding United States senator" but said he has no plans to campaign for his fellow Democrat, who is running in a special election to replace John Kerry. The closely watched April 30 Democratic primary for Senate in Massachusetts will pit Markey against another congressman, Stephen Lynch. Markey has an early lead in polling for the seat held since 1985 by Kerry, who became Secretary of State this month.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Despite a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz from one challenger and an aggressive grassroots campaign from another, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland remains among the safest incumbents in the nation as he runs for a second term, according to a new poll. Potomac businessman Rob Sobhani, running as an independent, has not cut significantly into Cardin's lead though he has pumped millions of dollars of his own money into the race. He may be helping the Democratic incumbent by siphoning some voters away from Republican challenger Daniel Bongino.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
Republican Senate candidate Richard J. Douglas launched his first television ad Tuesday, criticizing incumbent Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin on the economy. Douglas, who is seeking the GOP nomination in next Tuesday's primary, is running the ad in the Baltimore cable market, his campaign said. The ad, titled "Cardin-omics," plays off a recent television spot aired by Cardin. It is the first television ad in the Republican primary. "Cardin votes against the Keystone pipeline, gas prices go up," the narrator says in the 30-second ad as words are written on a chalkboard and images of a classroom are shown.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
Republican Senate candidate Dan Bongino begins airing the first radio advertisement of his campaign today, a largely introductory spot that focuses on his outsider status and criticizes “career bureaucrats.” Bongino narrates the minute-long ad, which the campaign said begins airing on WCBM in Baltimore today. “Can we all agree that politicians aren't getting the job done?” the former U.S. Secret Service agent asks in the ad. “I refuse to accept that the current crop of D.C. bureaucrats is the best we can do.” Bongino is running against nine other Republicans in the April 3 primary, including former Pentagon official Richard J. Douglas.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, who so far appears to be in a strong position to win a second term this year, began airing his first in a series of television ads today touting his accomplishments in Congress. The first spot, which will run on broadcast television in Baltimore and on cable in the Washington suburbs, focuses on Cardin's successful effort to guarantee dental benefits for patients covered under the federal Children's Health Insurance program. The legislation came in response to a 12-year-old Prince George's County boy who died in 2007 after an infection from an abscessed tooth spread to his brain.
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By Chicago Tribune | October 31, 1990
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The high road is closed in the North Carolina Senate race.From the beginning, the contest between Republican Sen. Jesse Helms and Democrat Harvey Gantt, the black former mayor of Charlotte, was framed in stark ideological terms. Helms, the unflinching conservative, and Gantt, the unapologetic liberal, are polar opposites in politics.Until this week, however, they had waged a relatively genteel campaign, barely touching gloves as they sparred via television commercials.Now, with the election less than a week away and the race too close to call, the gloves are off."
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2000
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Investment banker Jon S. Corzine, a political novice who spent a record $60 million on his Senate race, is Washington-bound. Corzine, who dipped into a $400 million personal fortune to buy television ads, was ahead of four-term Rep. Bob Franks by 50 percent to 47 percent, with 98 percent of precincts reporting. In his victory speech, Corzine promised "an America where every person has access to the American promise, just like my family and I have had." Corzine shattered the spending record for a Senate campaign held by Republican Michael Huffington, who spent $30 million in California six years ago and lost.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2010
Rebecca L. Nelson will be able to use the Weir family name again on the Nov. 2 general election ballot for the 7th District state Senate seat. After Nelson defeated James G. Stavropoulos Jr. in the September primary election, he questioned the legitimacy of the name she had used on the ballot, "Rebecca Weir Nelson. " Nelson is a cousin of Democratic Del. Michael H. Weir Jr. Stavropoulos accused her of using that name to hide criminal incidents that occurred after her failed 2006 run for the House of Delegates.
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