Robert A. Zirkin

As primary election nears, Baltimore County executive candidates go on attack

As primary election nears, Baltimore County executive candidates go on attack

The Democratic candidates for Baltimore County executive have ratcheted up their attacks — airing negative radio ads, delivering harsh mailers to homes and feigning support they haven’t secured from well-known elected officials.

U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and state Sen. Bobby Zirkin are featured on mailers promoting Democratic candidate Vicki Almond. Zirkin said he didn’t agree to being included on the mailer and isn’t endorsing anyone in the county executive’s race.

And Ruppersberger didn’t authorize the use of his picture on any candidate’s mailers, according to his spokeswoman Jaime Lennon. Ruppersberger, too, isn’t endorsing any of the candidates.

The mailers...

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