A new political action committee has pumped $83,000 into the Baltimore mayor's race in the final days to benefit lawyer Elizabeth Embry.
The PAC, called Citizens for a Safe Baltimore, is funded by businessmen David Cordish, Mark Joseph and Jack Luetkemeyer, who each contributed $27,500 to the effort. The $83,000 is paying for pro-Embry television ads to run ahead of the April 26 Democratic primary for mayor.
The PAC is operated by Howard County writer Les Cohen, who runs the Baltimore Rising website that has been critical of some of Embry's opponents in the mayor's race, including former Mayor Sheila Dixon and businessman David L. Warnock.
Donors with ties to Cordish,...