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Day of Festivities Planned for Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh’s Inauguration

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Catherine Pugh’s inauguration as Baltimore’s 50th mayor will be marked on Dec. 6 with events in all quadrants of the city, starting with the official swearing-in at City Hall and culminating with a $100-per-person nighttime celebration at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel.

Pugh Plots Changes in City Hall After Winning Mayor’s Race

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PughPurpleThe morning after securing victory in the Baltimore mayor’s race, Catherine Pugh once again sounded the theme of community development.

Catherine Pugh Talks to ESPN About Running Races…With Her Feet

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PughPurpleLots of folks know State Sen. Catherine Pugh helped to create the Baltimore Marathon. In the final weeks of the political race she is running, Pugh slowed down long enough to offer running tips on a national platform.

Baltimore Design School Presents 5th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Founder, Senator Catherine E. Pugh – Tickets Now On Sale

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Tickets Now On Sale For November 13 Jazz Brunch

 In the fall of 2011, the Baltimore Design School (BDS) opened its doors to its first class of sixth and seventh graders.

Sheila Dixon Eyeing Write-In Bid for Mayor

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Former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon is eyeing a write-in campaign to get back into her old office this November, multiple outlets report.

A Moment of Appreciation for Mayor SRB’s Style

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For some people, the Preakness is less about the horse racing and more about the hats. Take, for example, Baltimore’s outgoing mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Presumptive Mayor Pugh Has Big Plans

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Catherine Pugh won the Democratic primary for mayor this week, which presumably makes her the city’s next top official.

Jada Pinkett Smith Invites Catherine Pugh to Church, Holds Forum

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State Sen. Catherine Pugh receives a boost of star power as she runs against Sheila Dixon — and a slew of others — in Baltimore’s Democratic mayoral primary.

Two More Enter Crowded Race to Become Baltimore’s Next Mayor

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Baltimore’s upcoming mayoral race is getting as crowded as the Republican presidential primary. Two more longtime lawmakers, State Senator Catherine Pugh and City Councilman Carl Stokes, announced that they’ll both be running in the Democratic primary in April, bringing the list of contenders to seven.

Mommy, Where Do Campaign Funds Come From?

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A recent article in The Examiner compared the sources and sizes of Baltimore’s Democratic mayoral candidates’ campaign funds.

In terms of cash on hand, incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake finds herself in an almost luxuriously comfortable lead with $1.4 million. Compare that to the funds of Catherine Pugh or Otis Rolley, the mayor’s stiffest competition, who have each raised around $250,000 over the course of the entire campaign.

Rawlings-Blake’s money tends to come from unions and businesses; Rolley’s from individuals; Pugh’s from elected officials, loans, and one Scott Donahoo, a car dealer who donated $75,000 to the Pugh campaign.

Perhaps hoping that distancing himself from our disgraced former mayor was worth $1,000, Rolley returned the grand donated to his campaign by Sheila Dixon. Pugh took it.

What do you think? Do the sources of campaign funds give us important information about the candidates? Or is it just another distraction from the real issues?

Despite the misprint on the sample ballot sent out by the state board of elections, the Democratic primary (which nearly all news outlets are calling “election day”) is September 13.

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