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Ruth M Kirk

Community center gives GOP chance to engage in West Baltimore

Community center gives GOP chance to engage in West Baltimore

Arthur "Squeaky" Kirk's community center in West Baltimore is a harbor for students looking to get off the streets and a blessing for families who need to supplement their pantries.

And in this polarizing election year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in the Franklin Square neighborhood has also become an unusual base for Republican candidates for office — a tiny outpost for the GOP in one of the most reliably Democratic corners of the state.

Maryland Republican Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga, a regular visitor, jumped in to keep the center open this year when the city threatened to close it — an effort noted in a recent radio ad supporting...

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