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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
John LaFerla, the Chestertown physician who narrowly lost the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District in April, has won the party's support to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate, he said Friday. LaFerla, 63, enters the race after primary winner Wendy Rosen withdrew this week amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in Maryland and Florida. Her name will remain on the Nov. 6 ballot because the deadline to remove it has passed. LaFerla said the 12 Democratic central committees in the 1st District, which includes the Eastern Shore and parts of Baltimore, Harford, Carroll and Cecil counties, had voted to support him. "We're ready to fight for every vote in all 12 counties," he said in a statement.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. filed Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for Baltimore state's attorney after a city judge issued a ruling that kept his name off the ballot. The only name that will be presented to voters in the Nov. 4 election is that of Democratic nominee Marilyn Mosby, an insurance company attorney and former prosecutor. In a video posted to his Facebook page, Neverdon urged his supporters to continue backing his candidacy. "My name will not appear on the ballot, but I am a candidate for the office," he said.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | October 18, 1992
Comparing himself with Teddy Roosevelt who charged up San Juan Hill, Ralph Gies, a Gambrills accountant, is fighting an uphill battle for the 1st Congressional District seat.While most of the attention in the race has focused on the fight between incumbents Tom McMillen and Wayne Gilchrest, Mr. Gies has been waging a low-key, bare-bones effort as a write-in candidate.Employees and a sister stuff envelopes in his office. His son-in-law is helping him comb through voter registration lists. He has asked friends and members of his church to support him.Mr.
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September 22, 2012
The Maryland Democratic Party this week said it will back a write-in candidate challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Harris in Maryland's 1st Congressional District - which includes much of Carroll County - after voter fraud allegations ended the previous Democratic candidate's bid. The party had scrambled for a replacement since its primary winner Wendy Rosen had to drop out of the race on Sept. 10, after confirming reports that she had voted in two different states in more than one election.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2002
A state social services counselor from Bolton Hill is running as a write-in candidate for state delegate from the city's 44th District -- though election officials cannot remember a write-in winner in the city in decades. Sarah Matthews, an eight-year member of the city Democratic Central Committee, said she would push for better services for senior citizens, better treatment for AIDS patients and more funding for public safety if she is elected to the district from the central and western sections of the city.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
She didn't make it through the primary, but free advertising - posted in error - might keep Cynthia M. Parr in the race for school board as a write-in candidate. Parr was one of 22 candidates who ran in the primary. Four candidates are vying for a pair of seats in the November general election: Susan Holt of Sykesville, Thomas G. Hiltz of Woodbine, Stephen M. Nevin of Finksburg and Lisa Breslin of Westminster. Parr finished sixth in the March primary with 2,987 votes. "The people who worked on her campaign during the primary think she would be an excellent choice as a write-in, as a second choice to Lisa Breslin," said Donna Cross of Finksburg, who worked on Parr's campaign.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 31, 2002
WASHINGTON - The mayor of the nation's capital tried yesterday to repair his wounded image - and save his candidacy - by appealing an embarrassing ruling by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics that has kept him off the Democratic primary ballot. Mayor Anthony A. Williams is seeking to reverse last week's decision by the board after thousands of questionable signatures were found on his nominating petitions. At the same time, Williams said he would begin an aggressive campaign as a write-in candidate for the Democratic primary just in case he loses the court fight.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1997
Westminster Mayor Kenneth A. Yowan turned back a last-minute challenge in yesterday's city elections, defeating city planning commission member Jerry L. Toadvine, a write-in candidate.Yowan got 227 votes and Toadvine 121.In the uncontested races for Westminster Common Council, incumbent Damian L. Halstad got 287 votes and Edward S. Calwell, who also is council president, 268.Toadvine, whose candidacy became public just over the weekend, attacked the mayor in campaign literature for an increase in the city property tax and for recent comments urging bus service from Westminster to the Owings Mills Metro station to relieve congestion on Route 140.For Yowan, 55, a physicist, it was his first election as mayor.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2002
Mount Airy's Board of Elections reaffirmed yesterday its decision to award last week's mayoral election to incumbent Gerald R. Johnson, despite discarded ballots containing the last name of write-in candidate James S. Holt. But the decision has exacerbated discontent over election results. Town resident Michael Boyer said he planned to file suit today or tomorrow in Circuit Court asking for an injunction to prevent Johnson from taking office Monday and for all ballots containing the name "Holt" to be counted as votes for James S. Holt.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
Baltimore County Council contender Julian Jones will run as a write-in candidate in the November general election after losing the primary to two-term Councilman Kenneth Oliver by 98 votes. Jones had considered requesting a recount over the last few weeks but decided against it because of the expense and concerns over the process. He said that he was encouraged to continue fighting for the District 4 seat by residents and supporters. "It's clear if you look at the returns that people were definitely looking for a change," Jones said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
John LaFerla, the Chestertown physician who narrowly lost the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District in April, has won the party's support to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate, he said Friday. LaFerla, 63, enters the race after primary winner Wendy Rosen withdrew this week amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in Maryland and Florida. Her name will remain on the Nov. 6 ballot because the deadline to remove it has passed. LaFerla said the 12 Democratic central committees in the 1st District, which includes the Eastern Shore and parts of Baltimore, Harford, Carroll and Cecil counties, had voted to support him. "We're ready to fight for every vote in all 12 counties," he said in a statement.
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Matthew Hay Brown | September 11, 2012
John LaFerla, who lost a close Democratic primary in the 1 st Congressional District to Wendy Rosen, said Tuesday that he is available to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate. Rosen withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in both Maryland and Florida. The Maryland Democratic Party has referred the matter to state prosecutors; elections officials in Florida say they are doing the same there. Under state law, it is too late for Rosen to remove her name from the ballot, so Democrats now are looking for someone to support as a write-in candidate.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
Elections officials in Florida said Tuesday they were asking prosecutors to investigate allegations that former Maryland congressional candidate Wendy Rosen was registered and voted in both states. "After receiving information locally concerning this issue, we are referring this matter to the State Attorney's Office of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida," Julie Marcus, the deputy supervisor of elections for Pinellas County, Fla., said in a statement. The announcement came one day after Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race amid allegations she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2011
City Councilman Warren Branch knows that the pavement in front of Lucinda Saunders' East Baltimore rowhouse is cracked and that the 75-year-old retiree can't afford a $300 fine from the city. Branch is familiar with her plight because he was in Saunders' neighborhood campaigning. He returned a few days later with a city inspector, and they quickly identified the cause of the crack - a water pipe beneath the sidewalk. By the time they left, Branch had arranged not just for the elimination of the sidewalk fine, but also the halving of Saunders' errant water bill and the vetting of her taxes for missed credits.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
Baltimore County Council contender Julian Jones will run as a write-in candidate in the November general election after losing the primary to two-term Councilman Kenneth Oliver by 98 votes. Jones had considered requesting a recount over the last few weeks but decided against it because of the expense and concerns over the process. He said that he was encouraged to continue fighting for the District 4 seat by residents and supporters. "It's clear if you look at the returns that people were definitely looking for a change," Jones said.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN REPORTER | October 20, 2006
Howard County Sheriff - and one-time Republican - Charles "Chuck" Cave, who lost in the Democratic party primary to county police union president James F. Fitzgerald, has switched party affiliations back to the GOP and filed to run as a write-in candidate Nov. 7. Cave's unusual moves are among several developments in the past few weeks of the election season that threaten to complicate the picture on Election Day, local officials say. County election administrator Betty L.
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By Lianne Hart and Lianne Hart,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 11, 2006
HOUSTON -- At a campaign stop last week, congressional candidate Shelley Sekula-Gibbs asked a group of women who own businesses to vote for her twice in November: once in a special election to fill the unexpired term of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and again in the general election as the Republican write-in candidate running for the full two-year term. The women, meeting for breakfast in a hotel banquet room, looked up from their scrambled eggs as Sekula-Gibbs launched into a jingle to drive home the point: "Vote twice for Shelley," she sang to the tune of "Roll Out the Barrel."
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