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Friday, April 29, 2005

Maryland Politics -- Mfume Responds to Sleaze

The Baltimore Sun reports:
Kweisi Mfume denied Thursday that he was forced to resign as president of the NAACP amid allegations of nepotism and sexual harassment, saying someone is trying to derail his campaign for U.S. Senate.

Speaking in Clinton at a rally of African-American Democrats Thursday night, the former congressman insisted the claims are "unproven and unsubstantiated allegations levied against me by some person or people trying to disrupt my campaign."
Read the article here.

Dave Wissing over at Hedgehog Report thinks that all of this -- the leaks from the NAACP, the aggressive newspaper coverage, negative statements from Democratic politicians, etc. -- is being coordinated by supporters of Ben Cardin, who recently announced his candidacy. The calculation is that Cardin would run stronger against Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the presumptive Republican candidate. This may well be, but as Wissing notes, other prominent Maryland Democrats are also itching to get into the race if Mfume is seriously damaged.

Let the games begin....

Read Wissing's comments here.


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