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Md.'s public financing resurrection [Editorial]
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's decision to accept public campaign financing for the general election is both good and bad for democracy in Maryland. It's good in that it validates the notion that our prospective leaders can and should seek to gain public office without being beholden to special interests. But it's bad in that the limited nature of Maryland's system means Mr. Hogan will almost certainly be outgunned by his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, making it that much harder for the Republican to mount a competitive campaign in a state where the odds are already stacked against him.
July 10, 2014