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Baltimore is queen

Baltimore is queen

Beneath the political jockeying and spin, hidden under the discussions of gift cards and riot response, is something that Baltimore City is doing better than most other metropolitan areas. When it comes to women's representation in politics — particularly African American women — Baltimore City is queen. Take the 2011 Baltimore City mayoral election, where not only was the winner an African American female (then-appointed Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake), so was her closest competitor (state Sen. Catherine Pugh). In the current election cycle, it's Mayor Rawlings-Blake and former Mayor Sheila Dixon vying for the spot, with the entry of Senator Pugh still a real...

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