Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun, talk about the newspaper's latest poll, which gives state Senator Catherine Pugh a clear lead in the race to be Baltimore's next mayor, and the attack ads that followed.
Mayor’s race: Two leaders talk up their experience
Sheila Dixon says when she was mayor she made city agencies more accountable to the taxpayers. If you called City Hall with a problem, you deserved an answer. She says she’ll bring that back if she’s elected.
Baltimore will hold its mayoral primary in two months and former Mayor Sheila Dixon is perceived to be the front runner.
Two polls—one conducted back in November, the other in January—both showed Dixon with a comfortable lead, around 25 percent of the vote in a crowded field. Her closest competitor, state Senator Catherine Pugh, was about 10 points behind.
Pundits have suggested the results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary are an indication of a national trend toward revolutionaries and insurgents. But at least one of the candidates to be Baltimore’s next mayor says the anti- insider movement won’t reach the local race.
In her campaign for the city’s top office, state Senator Catherine Pugh touts her years of public service, including stints on City Council and in the House of Delegates.