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Rutherford known for 'making the trains run on time'
Rutherford known for 'making the trains run on time'

Boyd Rutherford was raised in a Democratic family in Democratic Northeast Washington, but the running mate of Republican Larry Hogan says he decided early on that the GOP was closer to his values. Rutherford, who is African-American, came to the conclusion that Democrats saw blacks as victims. "I'm not a political and social victim, and I don't live my life that way," he said. "They maintain poverty. They keep people in place." Rutherford, 57, has served in Republican administrations in both Annapolis and the nation's capital. He says he never seriously considered running for office until Hogan asked him to run for lieutenant governor. "With some...

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