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Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Maryland Moment reports that the Asian American community is starting to fight back (with others) against the Comptroller’s stupid, sometimes xenophobic comments, and that he’s not backing down yet: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/annapolis/ If Janet Ownes hadn’t jumped into the race, Peter Franchot might stand a real chance of beating Willie Don.

Mocopolitics rips Mfume’s staff for his poor fundraising performance: http://mocopolitics.blogspot.com/2006/07/mfume-doesnt-have-cash.html. It's not clear whose fault it is, but this has been surprising for months. And that site has the best list of links to MoCo candidates’ sites.

Who runs a statewide campaign by going out to hospitals, supermarkets and convenience stores during the dead of night to talk with people about government and policy? The Zeese campaign does. Now, it may not surprise you to know that Kevin Zeese and some of his supporters, running an independent bid for the Senate, managed to find some late night people who seemed to agree with their take on the two party system. But it’s kind of refreshing to see a candidate willing to go out and talk to people retail-style.

The local AFL-CIO unions just announced their DC endorsements (they went for Linda Cropp for Mayor) and word is that they’re coming out with their support from some Maryland pols very soon. Apparently there are some surprises.