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March 26, 2009

Dixon case in court, mayor at a fundraiser

The first motions in the state's case against Sheila Dixon are scheduled to start at 10:30. So what's a mayor to do on such a potentially stressful morning? Hold a fundraiser!

According to an e-mail from Friends for Sheila Dixon, the mayor hosted a breakfast fundraiser this morning for her re-election campaign. Tickets were $250 for individuals or $1,000 for sponsors of the event.

In the department of particularly amusing timing, the mayor who's on trial for gifts she's accused of taking from developers is giving the fundraiser a development theme. The subject line for the e-mail solicitation is, "Come Enjoy a Warm Meal and Get Hot Information about Baltimore's Superblock Development!" The rest of it reads:

Dear Supporter

Tomorrow morning, March 26, join Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon from 7:30-9am for her Annual Business Breakfast at Lucy's Irish Restaurant (formerly Maggie Moore's), 21 North Eutaw Street in Baltimore.

Find out the latest about the Superblock Development from John Small, Vice President of Development at BLDG Management Company, and enjoy the best breakfast buffet on Baltimore's West Side: fruit, muffins, sweet breads, oatmeal, cheese grits, potatoes with peppers and onions, scrambled eggs, quiche, French toast, corned beef hash, Irish bacon, American bacon, Irish sausage and juice, tea coffee, soda and iced tea.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $250 for a Guest and $1,000 for a Sponsor (includes 2 guest reservations).

For more information or to RSVP for this event, go to or contact Rice Consulting at (toll free) 1-866-838-0037 or

Team Dixon looks forward to seeing you!

By Authority: Friends for Sheila Dixon, Geneva L. Smith, Treasurer

Posted by Andy Green at 10:02 AM | | Comments (4)


God Bless her brazen soul.

"$250 for individuals or $1,000 for sponsors of the event."
Or a handful of non traceable gift cards?

Re Election? What an arrogant women.

A person is innocent until proven guilty. There are so many people who do not know the "real story" but pass a judgement of guilt on our fine mayor.

My vote is cast for 2nd term mayor Sheila "Undefeatable" Dixon.

Good For You Mayor, Be Blessed!

And the point of this story is what. The fundraiser was probably scheduled before the hearing date was announced.

You guys wonder why papers are dying, has anyone there ever thought that I might be a question of content!

Hopefully, if this paper dies, something else will replace it that's more inclusive and less racially-biased.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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