When Baltimore's Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine E. Pugh visited Las Vegas last weekend, she didn't fly Southwest. She hopped a ride there and back on the private jet of a Maryland businessman and campaign donor.
Pugh said she asked Walter A. Tilley Jr., chief executive of Home Paramount Pest Control, for a ride to and from an international shopping center convention attended by many government officials.
The state senator said Thursday she was there to observe and do a little shopping but had to be back in Baltimore by Tuesday. She decided to ask Tilley for a ride after she heard he was making the trip.
Pugh said she paid $650 for the trip on Tilley's private...