Joan Carter Conway

Inside Catherine Pugh's home in Ashburton: How the mayor of Baltimore gave up the fight and decided to resign

Inside Catherine Pugh's home in Ashburton: How the mayor of Baltimore gave up the fight and decided to resign

As April began, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, suffering from pneumonia and under intense stress due to a growing scandal, announced she would go on leave — but vowed to return to office once her health improved.

A month later, Pugh’s attorney held a 96-second news conference without her on Thursday. He announced her resignation and ended Pugh’s political career.

How did Pugh — known for her strong-willed insistence that her way is right — conclude that she needed to resign?

The Baltimore Sun interviewed...

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