DIXON WON’T GIVE UP DESPITE COUNT: Baltimore Democratic mayoral candidate Sheila Dixon said Friday she isn’t ready to give up her quest to regain her old job, though the unofficial final tally from last week’s primary election showed her running behind state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh by about 2,500 votes, Ian Duncan and Yvonne Wenger report for the Sun.
- The Baltimore Board of Elections has completed its final vote count in last week’s Democratic primary. And the results are expected to be certified today, according to WMAR-TV. Catherine Pugh, state senator and owner of a public relations firm, maintained her victory as the city’s democratic nominee for mayor with a total of 48,665 votes, while her closest opponent, former mayor Sheila Dixon, received 46,219 votes in total.
CITY MAYOR VETOES POWER SHIFT BILLS: Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed sweeping legislation Friday that would fundamentally change Baltimore’s “strong mayor” form of government by shifting power to the City Council and comptroller.The council is expected vote May 16 on whether to override the vetoes, Yvonne Wenger reports for the Sun.