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Running for Baltimore

August 10, 2017

Baltimore – The cost to run for office in Baltimore City rose over 20% between the last two elections, according to research released today by Common Cause Maryland. This spike was true of both the Mayoral race, where winner Catherine Pugh raised nearly $280,000, and Council races, where the average candidate raised over $185,000.

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Gerrymander Gazette | July 2017

July 27, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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Gerrymander Meander 2: What Were They Thinking?

July 17, 2017

Scores of people came out Sunday for a unique protest against gerrymandering in Maryland. The event, the “Gerrymander Meander 2,” visited four different restaurants in four congressional districts - all inside Baltimore County.

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