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Democratic mayoral nominee Pugh aligned with Rawlings-Blake, activists

Democratic mayoral nominee Pugh aligned with Rawlings-Blake, activists

Catherine E. Pugh says "change is on its way" in Baltimore.

The state senator won the Democratic nomination in last week's mayoral primary against a wide field of candidates who said the city needs a new direction. Pugh has promised to reach out to the disenfranchised by finding work for ex-offenders, improving long-neglected neighborhoods and recruiting activists such as Kwame Rose, whose profile rose during the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death last year.

Yet Pugh's administration might not look that different from that of outgoing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's. Pugh has close ties...

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