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Orioles owner Peter Angelos will host a fundraiser for Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley next month before an Orioles-Boston Red Sox game at Camden Yards.

The $1,000-per-person event is to be co-hosted by Angelos, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and real estate guru Wayne Gioioso. Attendees will mingle in a SkyBox at the Sept. 2 game.

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Earlier this summer, Vice President Joe Biden and Baltimore developer Patrick Turner hosted pricey fundraisers for O'Malley.

But O'Malley hasn't always been touched by Angelos' "Orioles magic."

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Last time around, Angelos favored Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., taking out a full-page ad thanking him protecting his Orioles as the Washington Nationals came to the region. Angelos said at the time, in 2005, that O'Malley was a "Washington suburbanite" who does not understand Baltimore.

Angelos isn't the only sports team owner who likes to play politics. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrote Ehrlich a check for $4,000 this year.

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