Politics

Pugh wins mayoral election; calls on city leaders to work together

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Chris Katz, Desmond Boyle and Alicia Reynolds Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Democratic state Sen. Catherine Pugh will replace Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the mayor of Baltimore City after winning a massive majority of the vote Tuesday night. Pugh was elected with 57.1 percent of the vote, [...]

Green Party makes impressive showing in mayoral race

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Green Party mayoral candidate Joshua Harris’ virtual tie with Republican nominee Alan Walden in Tuesday’s election  may help move the Greens one step closer to becoming Baltimore’s second major political party. Harris finished the [...]

Political activists try to get Millennials interested in election

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Schulz and Jasmine Dobbins Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Between the stresses of school and demands of work, the 2016 presidential election hasn’t been a top priority for Towson University student Amy Wallo. “I haven’t had time to research either candidate fully, or the other [...]

Panel discussion centers on Trump, journalistic objectivity

October 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson University hosted a panel discussion in Potomac Lounge Oct. 20 titled “Journalistic Objectivity in the Age of Trump,” where four panelists deliberated about the role of objectivity in today’s media and the current presidential race. [...]

The man who would be mayor

October 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alicia Reynolds Baltimore Watchdog writer Alan Walden Running for mayor of Baltimore as a Republican may seem like an uphill fight to most voters, but Alan Walden is not fazed. He says he loves this city and he will stop at nothing to win. Walden – a spirited 80-year-old man who was born and [...]

Hogan’s education order criticized by Baltimore city and county officials

October 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor DeVille and Alicia Reynolds Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Gov. Larry Hogan Baltimore area legislators, educators and parents have been critical of Gov. Larry Hogan’s controversial executive order that would force most school systems in Maryland to start after Labor Day and finish [...]

Green Party VP candidate presses case for equality, political reform

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Cipriano Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka spoke to an intimate group at Morgan State University Wednesday night and talked about how the Black Lives Matter movement is an integral part of his campaign and how activism like this is needed [...]

Pugh defeats Dixon in close mayoral primary contest

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Sydney Douglas and Brett Buccheri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers State Sen. Catherine Pugh defeated former Mayor Sheila Dixon in the Democratic primary election and will face Republican nominee Alan Walden in the November election. Pugh won with 36.8 percent of the vote while Dixon received [...]

Dixon says she is not bitter about loss

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Catherine Sanders and Jared Christensen Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers  Former Mayor Sheila Dixon said she was not bitter about losing the Democratic primary Tuesday night. Photo by Catherine Sanders. Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon said she was not bitter about losing the Democratic [...]

It was an ‘incredible experience,’ Embry says

April 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Jake Ulick and Emily Baker Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Elizabeth Embry entered the John Eager Howard Ballroom to a lively applause from roughly 70 friends, family members, and supporters as the results from the Democratic primary for mayor were still coming in.  “This has been an [...]
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