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  • Dear Democrats,

    Hey, congratulations on the big win. Of course, it wasn't that huge of a win. That is, yeah, it was huge--huge for the party, which has kind of had the wind knocked out of it the past few years, and huge for the country, of course--but you just barely...
  • Campaign Constant: Enigmatic Perennial Candidate Charles U. Smith Launches Campaign For Council President

    YOU GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT: This year Charles Ulysses Smith is embarking on his seventh campaign for political office. | Image by Frank Klein Waiting next to the copy machine in the post office on Fayette Street, Charles Ulysses Smith doesn't look...
  • And They're Off . . . Mebbe a Little Prematurely

    It may only be June, but it's never too late to start thinking about the upcoming election season, right? In case the January appointment of Mayor Sheila Dixon (taking the place of Martin O'Malley, who skipped out to become governor) fooled you into...
  • Newshole Isn't "Friends" With Anybody

    Among the hip politicians, getting a MySpace profile is de rigueur. Howard "Screamin'" Dean, the Democratic National Committee Chair, has one, as does California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (818 friends) and two rivals--Steve Westly (171 friends) and...
  • The Count: Sheila Dixon

    Incumbent mayors run for re-election in Baltimore the same way they do everywhere else: by using friends' money and resources to try to make magic happen. And it usually works. William Donald Schaefer in the 1970s and '80s had an unstoppable electoral...
  • Bob's Your Uncle: Veteran Pol Bob Curran Stumps For The 3rd District City Council Seat One More Time

    City Councilman Robert Curran | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele Michael Hamilton | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele If you live in the 3rd City Council District and don't know who Robert Curran is, you're either new to the neighborhood or out of touch...
  • Two for Two: One Democrat Steps Up To Challenge 2nd District's Self-Proclaimed "Old School" Councilman Nick D'Adamo

    Nicholas D'Adamo Jr. is still doing things the old way--answering constituent calls (up to 60 each day, he says), fighting for money for his district, trying to get a handle on crime. "I'm a nuts and bolts councilperson from the old school," says D'...
  • Behind the 8th Ball: 8th District Challengers Say Holton Not Visible Enough

    Ben Barnwell | Image by Photos by Jefferson Jackson Steele City Councilwoman Helen Holton Darryl Jefferson Andre Mahasa David Smallwood It's official. In 2026, Helen Holton won't be running for City Council. "If you find me here in 18 years," she...
  • The Count: Addressing The Mayor's Money

    Now that Sheila Dixon is the duly elected mayor of Baltimore, the time is ripe to see how she pulled off her hands-down victory. The money raised and spent on her campaign between Jan. 18 and Oct. 24 is available online, and the question is: How best to...
  • 5th Life: No One Comes Forward To Challenge Spector, Despite Complaints That She Doesn't Spend Enough Time In District

    Rikki Spector | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele Rochelle "Rikki" Spector wants more people to live in Baltimore City--171,000 more people, to be exact. And the 5th District city councilwoman is proud of the $18 million in public money she helped bring...
  • The Count: Following the Money in the 2007 Campaign

    In 1999, then-City Councilman Martin O'Malley raised $1,698,037.52 and spent $1,485,691.28 to get elected mayor of Baltimore. It took real money spent well to win that race, and if he hadn't won, today he likely wouldn't be governor of Maryland. "How...
  • The Count: Jill P. Carter, Frank M. Conaway Sr.

    Jill P. Carter Last August, Del. Jill Carter lent her campaign $10,000. Even with that temporary boost, the Committee for Jill P. Carter started this year's mayoral fundraising season with only $1,247.31 in the bank--hardly the kind of balance needed...