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Monday, October 24, 2005

Democrats eye blacks for No. 2 on ticket

(Posted October 24, 2005)
Democrats eye blacks for No. 2 on ticket

By S.A. Miller
October 24, 2005

Maryland Democratic leaders say their gubernatorial hopefuls are considering black running mates almost exclusively to shore up minority support after Republicans broke the color barrier to statewide office with the election of Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele.

'The Democratic leadership is very concerned about African-American males being on the top of that ticket in some way, shape or form,' said Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens, a Democrat. 'There is real, genuine pressure that it is time for the Democratic Party to do something on that front.'

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Prince George's Democrats on the list are former County Executive Wayne K. Curry, former Delegate Rushern L. Baker III, Delegate Anthony G. Brown, State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey and County Executive Jack B. Johnson."


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