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Friday, September 01, 2006

The Flier/Times Endorsements

The Flier/Times has endorsed in most of the races with primaries. Here they are:

U.S. Senate

Democrat: Benjamin Cardin

Republican: Michael Steele

U.S. House of Representatives District 3

Democrat: Peter Beilenson

Republican: Gary Applebaum

House of Delegates District 9A (vote for two)

Republicans: Gail Bates, Warren Miller

House of Delegates District 13 (vote for three)

Democrats: Shane Pendergrass, Neil Quinter, Frank Turner

County Executive

Democrat: Ken Ulman

County Council District 2

Democrat: Calvin Ball

Republican: Gina Ellrich

County Council District 4

Democrat: Mary Kay Sigaty

County Council District 5

Republican: Greg Fox

Board of Education (nonpartisan; vote for five, top 10 move on to the general election)

Frank Aquino, Larry Cohen, Ellen Flynn Giles, Patricia Gordon, Joshua Kaufman

It seems like a very incumbent focused set of endorsement. The only ones that stands out is the Flier/Times joined the Columbia Democratic Club and Democracy for Howard County in endorsing former Baltimore City Health Commissioner Peter Beilenson for the 3rd Congressional District. Dr. Beilenson’s consistent campaigning in Howard County must be earning him a lot of support in Howard County. I keep running into people who say they are voting for him.

I also wonder with HayDuke if getting a papers endorsement helps a Republican in a primary or not, since so many Republicans seem to think the media is liberal. Is this the kiss of death for candidates like Gail Bates and Warren Miller who have clearly been associating with east county media types in order to get their endorsement? :)

2 Comments:

Anonymous David W. Keelan said...

I don't think that Republicans consider the local papers or local reporters to be as biased as the national papers.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on Lee Walker Oxenham's (political chair for the Howard County Sierra Club) letter to the editor?

1:43 PM  

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