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Jack Johnson

After censure, Currie faces rare primary challenge

After censure, Currie faces rare primary challenge

Melony Griffith is in District Heights making her pitch to voters. The veteran Prince George's County delegate is telling them about her 15 years of legislative experience, her expertise on state pension issues and her plans to boost the economy.

There's one thing Griffith is conspicuously not mentioning: her opponent, Ulysses S. Currie's, trial on corruption charges and subsequent censure by the Maryland Senate.

For the first time in 12 years, Currie, still a towering Annapolis figure, is facing a Democratic primary challenger. But if voters were expecting the words "bribery" and "extortion" to be heard on the campaign trail as often they were in federal...