Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon registered as a write-in candidate for mayor Tuesday, setting up an unconventional general election rematch with her Democratic primary opponent, state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh.
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary to reclaim her old job, is expected to launch a write-in campaign for mayor Tuesday — a move expected to shake up what's been a relatively quiet general election race to date.
The five Republicans running for mayor haven't reported raising a single dollar. Only one has a working website. But they're hoping that voters in deep-blue Baltimore, which is reeling from record homicides and the first riots in half-a-century, are willing to give the GOP a chance anyway.
For Baltimore voters not satisfied with the direction Democrats have led the city in the last half century, the five Republicans and three Greens running for mayor say they'll take a different approach to crime, mass transit and economic development.