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Balto. Co.: Bailey-Shellenberger rematch brewing for state's attorney

In Baltimore County, the state's attorney's race will likely be a rematch of 2006. Republican Stephen Bailey filed Tuesday to run against incumbent Scott Shellenberger, a Democrat who has held the job since 2006.

That race pitted Bailey, a deputy state's attorney, who was the hand-picked successor to longtime State's Attorney Sandra A. O'Connor, against one of her former prosecutors. Shellenberger ran with the support of the County Executive James T. Smith Jr.

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Bailey, 47, promised a spirited rematch with a strong focus on fiscal issues. The Towson attorney said he would slash the state's attorney salary from $214,000 to $140,000, opt out of the county's pension plan for elected officials and limit campaign contributions from fellow attorneys to $250.

-Mary Gail Hare

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