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Calvin Allen Young III

Some candidates for Baltimore mayor struggle for attention in crowded Democratic primary

Some candidates for Baltimore mayor struggle for attention in crowded Democratic primary

As young men and women trickled into the back of a Mount Vernon bar, Calvin Allen Young III, a 28-year-old, first-time candidate for mayor, prepared to make his pitch.

The crowd at the networking event Thursday barely topped two dozen, but it was filled with up-and-comers, including Young, who is one of 13 Democrats competing in the April 26 mayoral primary.

The race boasts a formidable slate of hopefuls, including a former mayor, a state senator, two city councilmen, an attorney and a businessman.

With that competition, the remaining candidates have struggled to attract attention and money.

Young, a Baltimore-born engineer who graduated last year from Harvard...

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