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August 20, 2010

Angelos to bat for O'Malley

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.

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." 

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.

Posted by Julie Bykowicz at 8:45 AM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Candidate Watch 2010


Birds of a feather flock together.

So the person in MD nobody can stand is combining the two things in MD that a majority of the people have lost all hope and faith in.


wonder what has changed since 4 years ago?

hopefully PA is a jinx and sides himself with the losers.

People are out of their mind if they vote for Owe'Malley again.

Go Ravens!

Gee what a surprise. Two of Baltimore's most worthless joining forces. If Angelo's handling of the O's over the years is any indication, there should be good things ahead for the Ehrlich camp!

Ehrlich should try to do a fundraiser with Biscotti who is not only a great NFL owner, but also a rumored Republican.

I liked Peter Angelos alot more when he was anti-OMalley. I guess it's true that politics makes strange bed partners. Rest assure though, they both despise each other. Way to compromise your principles Mr. Angelos. Governor Ehrlich won't forget this.

Another reason to hate Peter Angelos.

My hope for Peter is that his 24th ranked of 30 MLB teams in attendance drops to 30th for supporting a free spending Progressive nut job like MOM!

I don't think Bischotti would ever stoop as low as Angelos or O'Malley. Obviously Angelos is getting the stadium for free and I'm sure he's been promised something in return too knowing O'Malley appoints the stadium authority director. And probably something that might affect the Ravens negatively like when Angelos held up stadium construction arguing over parking for months. Trust me, Angelos isn't doing it for his health. He definitely wants something and expects to get it by holding this fundraiser. Politics as usual.

Two of the most disliked people in Maryland joining forces, this should help O'Malley in the next poll.

Peter use your own farm instead of a quasi-public structure for a fund raiser for the FAILED O'Malley. What do you want a Casino? you already have the MASA network as a gift that generates $10,000,000.00 per month.

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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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