by Annie Linskey
11:52 AM EST, January 23, 2012
Maryland's Democratic and Republican parties will be sharing at least on thing this year: A landlord.
The state GOP is moving into new offices at 95 Cathedral Street, an Annapolis building owned by the Rams Head Group, according the John Porter, a Republican party spokesman. Porter stressed that the two parties will be in separate buildings. "We're not sharing space" he wrote in an email.
Maryland Democratic party is headquartered at 33 West Street.
MD's GOP has been on West Street for the past decade, but had to give up its lease this $6,000 a month lease this year to reduce costs.
"The new space is modern, and more importantly, it will enable us to save nearly $50,000 a year in rent, utilities and taxes," said MD GOP chair Alex Mooney in a statement.
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