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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Baker announces run for County Executive

(Updated 5 Jan 2006)
  • Bid to unseat Johnson ‘a long shot’
  • . . . But analysts say the odds don't favor Baker. . . . In the State House, Baker was best known for a successful effort to temporarily disband the county’s elected school board. . . .
  • Ex-Delegate Announces Bid Against Johnson; Challenger Blasts Pr. George's Leader Over Crime, Schools
    • Post, 3 Jan 2006 (by Cameron W. Barr, Washington Post Staff Writer)
Emphasizing his promises to fight crime and improve schools in Prince George's County, Democratic former state delegate Rushern L. Baker III declared his candidacy yesterday for county executive, formally opening his primary campaign against first-term incumbent Jack B. Johnson.
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Baker spent much of last year raising support for a second run at the office. Even so, only four elected officials -- Del. Barbara A. Frush (D-Prince George's) and three municipal officials -- attended Baker's event, evidence of Johnson's popularity. . . .
[Full story]
  • Baker vies to unseat Johnson; Candidate keys campaign on crime, schools
    • Examiner, 3 Jan 2006 (by Jonathan Marino, Examiner Staff Writer)
  • Baker Mounts Bid for P.G. County Executive
  • Baker To Run For Prince George's County Executive; Former Delegate To Try Again

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