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In a Pimlico tradition, Preakness draws a stable of politicians

In a Pimlico tradition, Preakness draws a stable of politicians

If you follow the trail of stylish women's hats and goofy men's shorts on Preakness Day at Pimlico, sooner or later you're likely to run into politicians.

Elected officials, would-be office-holders and retired politicos flocked Saturday to Old Hilltop to mingle with colleagues, voters and potential donors.

From Gov. Larry Hogan to back-benchers in the House of Delegates, the draw of Maryland's largest sporting event proved irresistible. And with the 2018 elections at the figurative starting gate, with many all-but-certain candidates on the brink of formal announcements, there was plenty of political horsepower on hand.

The hunting was more fruitful outside the...

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