Common Cause Walks Back Its Criticisms Of Pugh

When Sheila Dixon sent out her most recent attack ads against Catherine Pugh, a prominent part of those attacks were comments by Common Cause Maryland about Pugh’s contributions. Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, executive director of Common Cause Maryland, was quoted in a Baltimore City Paper article from February: Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, the executive director of the political watchdog Common Cause Maryland, says the pattern… Read more »

Joel Rubin, David Trone Spar On Iran Deal

CD8 candidate Joel Rubin accused David Trone of being inconsistent with his positions on the Iran deal, depending on the audience. Here’s Rubin’s Facebook post from last night:    I set out to clarify things if I could. In the end, I think we’ve done better than that. First: Maryland Scramble can confirm that Trone did say he supports the Iran… Read more »

Another Raskin Mail Piece 

Two days in a row now. I like this one. It uses my favorite Raskin picture on the first page, a picture first used in an earlier ad with Raskin looking at a computer screen in a dark room. The closeup shot communicates seriousness of purpose, empathy, caring. And it’s well lit. Most importantly, the page has a low words… Read more »

Kathleen Matthews Profile

The Post is working its way backwards through the alphabet with its profiles of the CD8 candidates. Today they’re on “M,” as in “Matthews, Kathleen.” In a district where 60 percent of the most frequent Democratic primary voters are women, Matthews, 62, has built her campaign around gender and family issues. Pay equity, paid family leave, affordable child care and protection of… Read more »

BREAKING: New Sun Poll: Pugh 31, Dixon 25

The Baltimore Sun has done a new mayoral poll that shows State Senator Catherine Pugh extending her prior slight lead to a firmer six points: State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh has opened up a clear lead over former Mayor Sheila Dixon as the mayor’s race enters its final weeks, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun and the University… Read more »

Sheila Dixon’s Own Goal In Baltimore Mayor’s Race

There’s been a back and forth exchange of accusatory and angry emails between Sheila Dixon and Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, leading to a truly remarkable ending. Let’s start from earlier in the week. There’s a PAC called Clean Slate Baltimore that is opposed to Dixon. They’ve put out two videos and a walk piece. “Forgive, Don’t Forget” “Sheila Dixon Christmas… Read more »

Sorry, Bernie (and Bernie fans); Even Fixing the Superdelegates Wouldn’t Save You

Over the course of the democratic primary race, there has been an increasingly vocal attack on superdelegates from Bernie Sanders and many of his supporters. For a quick reminder, superdelegates are Democratic Party insiders who are not bound to any specific candidate. This means they can pledge their support for a candidate one day, and switch to another candidate the… Read more »

Edwards Endorsements III: Cory McCray, Antonio Hayes, Brandon Scott

Finally, Donna Edwards also received three endorsements in Baltimore City today, Delegates Cory McCray and Antonio Hayes, and City Councilmember Brandon Scott. Delegate Cory McCray, District 45 “As I think about some of the strongest leaders that have impacted my life, my mom, grandmom, and sister, I think about the story of Congresswoman Donna Edwards and I know that her life… Read more »

Edwards Endorsements II: National Nurses United

This one is from today, so it was only the one from late last week that I missed. I feel better now. Press release from the nurses: National Nurses United Endorses Donna Edwards for Senate Today National Nurses United (NNU) announced its endorsement of Rep. Donna Edwards’ campaign for United States Senate.   “We are proud to endorse Rep. Donna Edwards… Read more »

Edwards Endorsements I: Ben Jealous

Been more than a little crazy the past few days keeping you insatiable readers happy with all the news flying around (I’m more behind than I was this morning, and I’ve been writing all day), but it’s time to catch up. Donna Edwards has received some endorsements the past couple of days or so, and so here we go. Each… Read more »