Mayor Catherine Pugh announced yesterday that her aide Gary Brown, indicted last week on campaign finance charges, is keeping his job in her office. The Sun has the story: Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said Wednesday that she is standing by her longtime aide, Gary Brown Jr., who was indicted last week on charges that he violated campaign finance laws. Pugh… Read more »
[Update]: As if the story isn’t bad enough, it turns out Brown had already been appointed and was to be sworn in tomorrow. That ain’t happening. Sun update: Brown was scheduled to be sworn in as state delegate Tuesday, but the swearing-in has been canceled, according to Alexandra Hughes, chief of staff to House Speaker Mike Busch. Doug Mayer, a… Read more »
Confirming a rumor originally reported in these pages back in July, Baltimore City Delegate Pete Hammen, chair of the Health and Government Operations Committee, has taken a position as Chief of Operations with incoming Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. Let the battle for HGO begin – now! Also joining the Pugh team is former State SenatorMD Transportation Secretary and Baltimore County Executive… Read more »
Baltimore Dems and labor held an election eve rally at AFSCME yesterday. Kevin Gillogly was there and took pictures, and reports that a solid crowd turned out. I’m expecting A great day for Maryland turnout today. couple of very early morning reports suggest that I’m right, with large numbers showing up even before the polls opened this morning. We’ll be… Read more »
Multiple Annapolis sources report that Baltimore Delegate Pete Hammen, chair of the Health and Government Operations (HGO) committee, is considering taking a high level slot with the incoming administration of soon to be mayor Catherine Pugh. If that happens, Speaker Mike Busch will need a new chair for HGO, likely to be current vice-chair Shane Pendergrass (Howard County), followed by… Read more »
Today is absentee ballot day, and in the Baltimore mayoral race, Catherine Pugh leads Sheila Dixon by 2,574 votes. My sources advise that around 3,800 absentee ballots are being counted today, with a much smaller number to be counted next week. While it’s mathematically possible for Sheila Dixon to catch up, the chances of that happening are infinitesimally small. To… Read more »
Blog radio this time, but it’ll be live in about ten minutes. Neal Carter and I will go through the races and begin to figure out What It All Means. Check it out here.
I’ve started on an analysis of last night’s results, but it’s going to take some time to get my thoughts in order. So here’s some random thoughts. Congratulations to the winners: Chris Van Hollen, Jamie Raskin and Anthony Brown. Lots of friends with all of those campaigns, congratulations to each and every one of them. Nik Sushka put her heart… Read more »
37-34. Baltimore Magazine.
A touch under 4,000 votes separate the two candidates.