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Gloves come off in first televised Baltimore mayoral forum

Gloves come off in first televised Baltimore mayoral forum

The top Democratic candidates running for mayor of Baltimore sparred Tuesday over whether past leadership has failed the city, putting the front-runners — former Mayor Sheila Dixon and state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh — on the defensive.

Lawyer Elizabeth Embry and City Councilman Nick J. Mosby came out swinging during the 90-minute debate, which put a spotlight on the candidates' plans to decrease crime, strengthen struggling schools, spur job growth and improve the management of city government.

While many of the attacks were aimed at Dixon and Pugh — who led the field in polling conducted this month for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore...

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