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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Maryland News

In case you don’t follow Baltimore politics, take a gander back at the Sun from last fall to realize how crazy things can be. Namely, the primary was last September (for mayor, too) but the general isn’t until late this year.

Del. Sandy Rosenberg Wednesday wrote yesterday that “the sponsor of the bill extending Maryland’s hate crimes law to include crimes committed because of the victim’s sexual orientation told me there were no opponents - in person or in writing, at the hearing today. They must be holding their fire for the gay marriage bills, she said. Or they’re waiting for the Senate, I replied, where they killed the bill last year, after it had passed the House.”

Republican primary challengers in Maryland races are having trouble keeping up with incumbent Members of Congress.

And Rep. Bartlett announced his intention to try to further roll back campaign finance reform.