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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history. "  In a Facebook post this week, Cardin, who runs his own law practice, also said he plans to return to private life, after losing last month to Montgomery County State Sen. Brian Frosh. Frosh, whom Cardin calls a "good Democrat" in the post, will face Republican lawyer Jeffrey Pritzker in the general election.  Cardin received criticism during the primary campaign over his misuse of Baltimore police resources during a stunt wedding proposal; missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes during the 2014 General Assembly session; and touting the endorsement of a Baltimore rapper facing human trafficking charges.  Some of these charges were made in negative mailers funded by labor unions that supported Frosh.  In a Facebook post shortly after the primary, Cardin called the campaign "disgustingly negative.
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October 9, 2014
I have been an exclusively Democratic voter for over four decades, but the inept and totally negative campaign that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is conducting is making me take a hard look at Republican Larry Hogan ( "Gubernatorial name-calling," Oct. 7). One would think that after seven years in the second highest office in the state, Mr. Brown could point out his accomplishments - or at least inform the voters of what he plans to do if elected governor. Instead, Mr. Brown is running a smear campaign based on quotes pulled out of context from Mr. Hogan's statements - some many years old. It's time for Mr. Brown to explain to the electorate why he deserves to be governor and stop attacking Mr. Hogan.
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1998
An ousted Rite Aid Corp. executive has sued the company, charging that a corporate investigation was a "smear campaign" against him that failed to discover "highly questionable business practices" by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Martin L. Grass.The Camp Hill, Pa.-based chain denied the charges yesterday, saying that it fired Kevin J. Mann, former vice president for category management, because of poor performance that he was given five months to correct.In a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Mann argued that a "sham" investigation led to his abrupt firing June 12. The suit also names as defendants Grass and Decision Strategies/Fairfax International LLC, the investigative company.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history. "  In a Facebook post this week, Cardin, who runs his own law practice, also said he plans to return to private life, after losing last month to Montgomery County State Sen. Brian Frosh. Frosh, whom Cardin calls a "good Democrat" in the post, will face Republican lawyer Jeffrey Pritzker in the general election.  Cardin received criticism during the primary campaign over his misuse of Baltimore police resources during a stunt wedding proposal; missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes during the 2014 General Assembly session; and touting the endorsement of a Baltimore rapper facing human trafficking charges.  Some of these charges were made in negative mailers funded by labor unions that supported Frosh.  In a Facebook post shortly after the primary, Cardin called the campaign "disgustingly negative.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
State Sen. Brian Frosh questioned Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin's fitness to be attorney general Friday, citing the endorsement of his Democratic primary rival by a local rapper facing human-trafficking charges. "At least one of my opponents lacks the rudimentary judgment required for holding the office of attorney general," Frosh told The Baltimore Sun's editorial board during a previously scheduled meeting. "Can you imagine the attorney general of Maryland putting his arm around a guy and saying, 'I'm proud to have his endorsement,' not knowing this person has just been charged with 22 counts of human trafficking and prostitution, facing 190 years in jail?"
NEWS
October 9, 2014
I have been an exclusively Democratic voter for over four decades, but the inept and totally negative campaign that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is conducting is making me take a hard look at Republican Larry Hogan ( "Gubernatorial name-calling," Oct. 7). One would think that after seven years in the second highest office in the state, Mr. Brown could point out his accomplishments - or at least inform the voters of what he plans to do if elected governor. Instead, Mr. Brown is running a smear campaign based on quotes pulled out of context from Mr. Hogan's statements - some many years old. It's time for Mr. Brown to explain to the electorate why he deserves to be governor and stop attacking Mr. Hogan.
NEWS
July 4, 2005
NATIONAL Bush's supreme duty In the instant that President Bush received word that there would be a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, he morphed from a president facing sagging poll numbers and a languid and unpredictable summer to one who is about to make one of the most important decisions of his presidency, highlighting issues that animate his base and absorb the attention of the nation. [Page 1a] States fight Medicare payments States are resisting a provision of the Medicare law that requires them to pay billions of dollars a year to the federal government to help finance the new Medicare drug benefit.
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By DAN RODRICKS | August 29, 2004
JOHN KERRY is not the only Vietnam Veteran Against the War running for public office this season. There's another one of those VVAW types out there. So maybe Army Grunts For the Truth should cook up a hateful smear campaign against Steve Bunker, veteran of Pleiku, former Baltimore purveyor of maritime antiques and Fells Point community activist, now Democratic candidate for the Maine state assembly. Bunker says he's running against a Republican incumbent "with more money than God" on the November ballot in Maine's 109th District.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | May 19, 2005
In some of his harshest language yet, Mayor Martin O'Malley charged Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. with orchestrating a taxpayer-financed smear campaign against him and demanded the governor cease his "cowardly abuse of power." The Republican governor denied the Democratic mayor's accusation that he is allowing state employees to continue to spread rumors about O'Malley's marriage and dismissed the mayor as a "whiner." The vitriolic exchange between the two likely 2006 candidates for governor came on a day when a local radio station revisited five-year-old comments made by the mayor's wife acknowledging earlier rumors about their marriage.
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By Nicole Fuller and Laura Smitherman and Nicole Fuller and Laura Smitherman,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com and laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | May 9, 2009
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, battling accusations of sexual harassment, said Friday that he was the target of a smear campaign as members of his Republican Party pondered whether recent alleged indiscretions would jeopardize his political future. The harassment charges that surfaced this week come a little more than three months after police responded to a report of sexual activity in a mall parking lot inside a vehicle with the county executive's plates. Leopold denies improper conduct during any of the incidents, and said on Friday that opponents are "attempting to gain political points."
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
State Sen. Brian Frosh questioned Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin's fitness to be attorney general Friday, citing the endorsement of his Democratic primary rival by a local rapper facing human-trafficking charges. "At least one of my opponents lacks the rudimentary judgment required for holding the office of attorney general," Frosh told The Baltimore Sun's editorial board during a previously scheduled meeting. "Can you imagine the attorney general of Maryland putting his arm around a guy and saying, 'I'm proud to have his endorsement,' not knowing this person has just been charged with 22 counts of human trafficking and prostitution, facing 190 years in jail?"
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Laura Smitherman and Nicole Fuller and Laura Smitherman,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com and laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | May 9, 2009
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, battling accusations of sexual harassment, said Friday that he was the target of a smear campaign as members of his Republican Party pondered whether recent alleged indiscretions would jeopardize his political future. The harassment charges that surfaced this week come a little more than three months after police responded to a report of sexual activity in a mall parking lot inside a vehicle with the county executive's plates. Leopold denies improper conduct during any of the incidents, and said on Friday that opponents are "attempting to gain political points."
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, Jeff Zrebiec and Roch Kubatko and Childs Walker, Jeff Zrebiec and Roch Kubatko,Sun Reporters | October 2, 2006
BOSTON -- The Orioles closed this season much as they did the previous one, with a disappointing record on the field and drug allegations hanging over the clubhouse. Last year, it was Rafael Palmeiro, the first prominent major leaguer to test positive for anabolic steroids. This year, three pillars of the team - shortstop Miguel Tejada, second baseman Brian Roberts and outfielder Jay Gibbons - stand accused of taking steroids by former teammate Jason Grimsley. Their names became public in a Los Angeles Times report yesterday that also listed Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte as players linked to performance enhancers in the affidavit Grimsley gave to federal agents this spring.
NEWS
July 4, 2005
NATIONAL Bush's supreme duty In the instant that President Bush received word that there would be a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, he morphed from a president facing sagging poll numbers and a languid and unpredictable summer to one who is about to make one of the most important decisions of his presidency, highlighting issues that animate his base and absorb the attention of the nation. [Page 1a] States fight Medicare payments States are resisting a provision of the Medicare law that requires them to pay billions of dollars a year to the federal government to help finance the new Medicare drug benefit.
NEWS
By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | May 19, 2005
In some of his harshest language yet, Mayor Martin O'Malley charged Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. with orchestrating a taxpayer-financed smear campaign against him and demanded the governor cease his "cowardly abuse of power." The Republican governor denied the Democratic mayor's accusation that he is allowing state employees to continue to spread rumors about O'Malley's marriage and dismissed the mayor as a "whiner." The vitriolic exchange between the two likely 2006 candidates for governor came on a day when a local radio station revisited five-year-old comments made by the mayor's wife acknowledging earlier rumors about their marriage.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | August 29, 2004
JOHN KERRY is not the only Vietnam Veteran Against the War running for public office this season. There's another one of those VVAW types out there. So maybe Army Grunts For the Truth should cook up a hateful smear campaign against Steve Bunker, veteran of Pleiku, former Baltimore purveyor of maritime antiques and Fells Point community activist, now Democratic candidate for the Maine state assembly. Bunker says he's running against a Republican incumbent "with more money than God" on the November ballot in Maine's 109th District.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1994
An Ellicott City dating service filed suit in Anne Arundel Circuit Court yesterday against two men who it says tried to extort cash and then targeted the service with a "smear campaign" when it failed to pay up.The Together Dating Service, of the 5000 block of Dorsey Hall Drive, alleges that Owen M. Jones of Arnold and Joseph Patrick Bulko of Annapolis complained to the Maryland attorney general's office, an influential state lawmaker, an Annapolis newspaper...
NEWS
By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2000
After an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury awarded $2.5 million in a libel suit against the Annapolis Capital -- one of the largest such judgments in Maryland -- lawyers for both sides said the case turned on a reporter who testified against her former employer. An attorney representing the Capital said the newspaper would appeal. Attorney John R. Greiber Jr., who ran unsuccessfully for state's attorney in Anne Arundel County in 1994, sued the 50,000-circulation daily for an editorial it published Sept.
NEWS
By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2002
The principal of Howard High School is suing officials with the county and state teacher's unions, as well as the unions themselves, claiming that they conducted a "smear" campaign against her. Mary J. Day, who has served as principal of Howard High School since 1995, names the Howard County Education Association and its president, Joseph R. Staub Jr., and the Maryland State Teachers Association and its union business agent assigned to Howard County, Marius...
NEWS
By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2000
After an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury awarded $2.5 million in a libel suit against the Annapolis Capital -- one of the largest such judgments in Maryland -- lawyers for both sides said the case turned on a reporter who testified against her former employer. An attorney representing the Capital said the newspaper would appeal. Attorney John R. Greiber Jr., who ran unsuccessfully for state's attorney in Anne Arundel County in 1994, sued the 50,000-circulation daily for an editorial it published Sept.
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