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Campaign Beat 2011 Stories
If This Is a General Election, Then These Are Endorsements

If This Is a General Election, Then These Are Endorsements

Feature: City Paper trots out its coverage of the various races. By Lee Gardner 11/2/2011
Republicans, Libertarians, and Greens aim to make Baltimore’s general election matter

Republicans, Libertarians, and Greens aim to make Baltimore’s general election matter

Feature: Only Democrats have served as mayor since 1967, and only Democrats have sat on City Council for nearly 70 years. By Van Smith 10/26/2011
Defeated Baltimore City Council primary candidates extend their race to the general election

Defeated Baltimore City Council primary candidates extend their race to the general election

Mobtown Beat: Belinda Conaway, Shannon Sneed among candidates pursuing write-in votes By Edward Ericson Jr. 10/12/2011

Vote on Sept. 13

Feature: Primary election endorsements By Lee Gardner 9/7/2011
Front-Running

Front-Running

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has the office and the cash, but lacks her rivals’ ambitious plans for change By Edward Ericson Jr. 8/31/2011
All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men

Mobtown Beat: Underfunded outsiders look to unseat appointed City Council president By Van Smith 8/31/2011
Warren Branch faces his first re-election campaign for 13th District City Council

Warren Branch faces his first re-election campaign for 13th District City Council

Mobtown Beat: City Councilmember Warren Branch faces four challengers for his 13th District City Council seat, which he’s held for one term. By Edward Ericson Jr. 8/24/2011
City Councilmember Helen Holton survives legal troubles to face challengers in the 8th District

City Councilmember Helen Holton survives legal troubles to face challengers in the 8th District

Mobtown Beat: Last month, the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s dismissal of bribery and perjury charges against City Councilmember Helen Holton (D-8th District). By Andrea Appleton 8/24/2011
Baltimore City Comptroller Joan Pratt runs unopposed again

Baltimore City Comptroller Joan Pratt runs unopposed again

Mobtown Beat: First elected in 1995, Pratt has weathered three elections since, with barely any opposition. By Andrea Appleton 8/17/2011
Four challengers—and the AFL-CIO—take on Belinda Conaway in Baltimore\'s 7th District

Four challengers—and the AFL-CIO—take on Belinda Conaway in Baltimore's 7th District

Mobtown Beat: The family dynasty sells well at Baltimore polls, but Belinda Conaway has a tough race on her hands By Van Smith 8/17/2011
Pugh-etry

Pugh-etry

Static: A sample of state Sen. Catherine Pugh's verse 8/17/2011
Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure

Mobtown Beat: 10th District incumbent faces yet another contested re-election By Van Smith 8/10/2011
Rematch

Rematch

Mobtown Beat: Incumbent City Councilmember Bill Henry faces a past challenger in the 4th District By Andrea Appleton 8/10/2011
2nd Chances

2nd Chances

Mobtown Beat: One savvy young newcomer has collected the big endorsements and money for an open Council seat By Edward Ericson Jr. 8/10/2011
Is This Seat Taken?

Is This Seat Taken?

Static: The power of incumbency, a factor often cited in elections, is a powerful advantage. 8/10/2011
King Cole

King Cole

Mobtown Beat: With no primary challengers, 11th District’s William Cole braces for the general election By Van Smith 8/3/2011
Three for 3

Three for 3

Mobtown Beat: Curran decides to run again, and two decide to challenge him in the primary By Andrea Appleton 8/3/2011
Nine in the 9th

Nine in the 9th

Mobtown Beat: Challengers line up to take on the 9th District's appointed incumbent By Andrea Appleton 7/27/2011
Teacher Features

Teacher Features

Mobtown Beat: Two challengers for 1st District—but Jim Kraft has all the money By Edward Ericson Jr. 7/27/2011
Challenge Stage

Challenge Stage

Mobtown Beat: Veteran hopeful and first-timer vie for Middleton’s 6th District seat By Van Smith 7/27/2011
Lone Star

Lone Star

Mobtown Beat: No one has filed to challenge Mary Pat Clarke's Council seat By Andrea Appleton 7/20/2011
Council “Dean” Challenged

Council “Dean” Challenged

Mobtown Beat: Rikki Spector faces first competitive election in 5th District since 2003 By Van Smith 7/20/2011
Indifferent Stokes?

Indifferent Stokes?

Mobtown Beat: Carl Stokes bags his mayoral bid to try to retain 12th District Council seat By Edward Ericson Jr. 7/13/2011
Old Money

Old Money

Mobtown Beat: Even dated campaign-cash data can show what it takes to win city elections By Van Smith 7/6/2011
Homes of Contention

Homes of Contention

Feature: So where do the city’s elected officials live, again? By Edward Ericson Jr. and Van Smith 3/30/2011
Campaign Beat 2010 Stories
  • General Election Endorsements Yes, we must, and so must you | 10/27/2010
  • The Collector Comptroller's race pits an active incumbent against an experienced challenger | 10/27/2010
  • We've Got Issues The bottom of the ballot proves an odd and sometimes fascinating place | 10/27/2010
  • The Pie Slicers As Ehrlich and O’Malley run for office again, here’s a look at which state budget pie slices grew and shrank the most | 10/20/2010
  • Third Wheels Third-party candidates fight two-party apathy and Tea Party headline-grabbing in governor's race | 10/20/2010
  • Pick a Winner City Paper's endorsements for the 2010 primary election | 9/8/2010
  • Disorder in the Courts Some courthouse races may be obscure, but they're rarely dull | 9/8/2010
  • The Jury Is Out In state’s attorney race, Jessamy stands on a troubled record while Bernstein runs on reform and limited experience | 9/1/2010
  • The Usual Suspects Most Incumbents Are Sitting Predictably Pretty in Baltimore’s Legislative District Races | 8/18/2010
  • 40th District: One-Man Stand One might expect competition to be thick in a race featuring three delegates running for re-election for the first time, but only one challenger filed in the 40th District: Will Hanna, who says the incumbents are cloistered and out-of-touch from the 40th’s | 8/18/2010
  • 41st District: A Bye A campaign committee supporting the re-election of the district’s four incumbent state legislators, had $3,333.97 on hand as of January, when the latest available campaign finance reports were due. | 8/18/2010
  • 43rd District: A Bit of a Fight Dump trucks festooned with campaign signs idled across the street from a recent 43rd District candidate forum. | 8/18/2010
  • 44th District: New Blood, Old Blood Marvin “Doc” Cheatham is not running in the 44th District House race, but he made a dramatic impact on it. | 8/18/2010
  • 45th District: Long Shots “Considering I’m just 26 years old, I don’t have an extremely long resume,” says Jamaal Simpson, who along with Kevin Parson is challenging the 45th District Democratic incumbents in the House primary election. | 8/18/2010
  • 46th District: Fighting Words Bill Ferguson, the 27-year-old Democratic candidate for the 46th District’s state Senate seat, knows he’s in for a fight. | 8/18/2010