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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Staff Writer | June 15, 1993
It is the political equivalent of muscling up: a big fund-raiser long before an election that is so well attended and raises so much money that a candidate's competitors will think twice before getting in -- or staying in -- the race.That's what Lt. Gov. Melvin A. Steinberg was hoping to pull off last night with a $100-a-head reception at Martin's West.His gubernatorial campaign committee said the event raised $175,000 in ticket sales even before the first well-wisher walked through the door.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Sun Staff Correspondent Suzanne Wooton and Joel McCord of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | November 2, 1990
FROSTBURG -- The tally for contributions to Gov. William Donald Schaefer's re-election campaign from non-profit state university accounts climbed to $2,200 yesterday, and campaign officials said they are still reviewing the books.The contributions, including $1,000 from the University of Maryland System Foundation on behalf of its College Park campus, are to be returned beginning today, according to Ricki Baker, Schaefer campaign press secretary.The checks were made out to "Reflections," the name of the governor's 1990 campaign.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | December 2, 1990
In the last two weeks prior to the election, County Executive-elect Charles I. Ecker did something he had never done before.He received more money than incumbent M. Elizabeth Bobo -- substantially more. According to financial reports filed Tuesday, Ecker raised $23,172 to Bobo's $6,435.Even if the $10,000 he lent himself is subtracted -- he lent his campaign $30,000 overall -- Ecker still raised more than twice what Bobo raised in the same period.To do so, he needed help from the Howard County Home Builders, which gave him $4,326, and the local Republican state Central Committee, which gave him $1,100.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | July 5, 1992
His May golf tournament was rained out, but contributions still poured into the campaign coffers of Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins.Mr. Hopkins already has a campaign fund of $10,584, leading the pack of potential candidates well in advance of next year's mayoral race.City law requires that prospective candidates for any elected office file annual financial statements by July 1, although the final deadline isn't until the end of the month. Candidates do not have to specify what office they're seeking.
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By Elise Armacost and Arthur Hirsch and Elise Armacost and Arthur Hirsch,Staff writers | November 28, 1991
County Executive Robert R. Neall has raised $80,681 in campaign funds during the last year -- a lot of money to the average citizen, but not very much to a man widely expected to run for governor.Neall's campaign finance report, filed Tuesday, shows he raised most of themoney -- about $43,175 -- at a Feb. 27, 1991 fund-raiser. The remaining money came mostly from individual contributions.Neall has $50,529 remaining in the bank after paying off expenses. Some of those were left over from his 1990 campaign for county executive, during which he spent a record $460,000.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1997
With the help of a Republican superstar, 250 check-writing supporters and an elegant pool-side party, Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey put another $100,000 into her 1998 gubernatorial campaign kitty yesterday.Tickets for the two-tier event in Potomac were $200 to $500 for a reception and picture-taking session with the candidate and her special guest, Jack Kemp, the 1996 Republican vice presidential candidate and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development.Sauerbrey's finance committee chairman, Dick Hug, said some guests were moved to write checks for $4,000, the maximum allowable contribution to one candidate under Maryland law. Sauerbrey had raised $680,000 -- not including yesterday's total -- and before yesterday had about $200,000 cash on hand.
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July 9, 2009
Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. has been raising money for months for an all-but-declared campaign for state comptroller. But this week he announced he's not going to run. That surely must be an annoyance for the donors who pushed his account to well upward of $1 million, but it has the potential to do much more damage to the integrity (using the word loosely) of Maryland's campaign finance system. Mr. Smith is the charter member of the Baltimore County Victory Slate, an entity under Maryland campaign finance law designed to allow like-minded candidates to pool their resources.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2012
The race to become Howard County's next executive is shaping up, with potential candidates stashing money in the bank for the chance to replace term-limited Ken Ulman, who is considering a run for higher office. Campaign finance reports, released this week, show potential contenders gearing up ahead of the 2014 election, including Del. Guy Guzzone and Howard County Councilwoman Courtney Watson, who are Democrats, and Republican Sen. Allan Kittleman. Guzzone said he banked roughly $92,000 in 2011 and has a balance of about $192,000.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and Michael Dresser and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening has the early edge in fund raising over his likely opponent in the November election, but Ellen R. Sauerbrey has made a strong showing by raising what is believed to be a record amount for a Republican candidate in Maryland.Glendening has raised nearly $3.9 million and has $2.1 million of it on hand for his re-election bid, while Sauerbrey has pulled in almost $3 million, with about $1.4 million still available to spend, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday at the state election board in Annapolis.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | September 26, 1999
It may have been Baltimore's primary election night, but some 500 Marylanders elected to spend the evening downtown honoring one local pol who wasn't in the race. The Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski at a reception and dinner, calling her an "aggressive advocate" for health care.A Hyatt Regency ballroom was filled to the brim with folks such as chapter president Jack Whisler; event chair Brenda Crabbs; event senior chair William Donald Schaefer; event corporate chair Henry Rosenberg Jr.; Mikulski family members Chris Fajkowski, Maria Fajkowski and Fran Liszewski; Clay Perry, senior counsel for the Constellation Energy Group; the Rev. Harold Ridley, president of Loyola College of Maryland; and Joseph E. Blair Jr., board chair of Baltimore Life Cos.The Arthritis Foundation was the real winner on election night, collecting $120,000 for its war chest in the fight against arthritis.
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