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Bernard C. Young
Mayor could face tough race for re-election, analysts predict

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake could face a tough race against at least one challenger in next year's election, political analysts say. A few months ago, many pundits considered the mayor practically unbeatable. The city's crime and unemployment rates were down. She had substantial money in her campaign account. She even flirted with a run for U.S. Senate. Then the rioting broke out. Now, with the Democratic primary less than a year away, many are speculating whether Rawlings-Blake could survive a formidable challenge — though no opponent has officially emerged. "The word on the street, as they say, is the mayor's performance during and immediately...