O'Malley, mayor to host Brown fund-raiser
It looks as if Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's expected campaign for governor in 2014 is getting off the ground in a big way.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are acting as co-hosts of a Brown fund-raiser Dec. 14 in Baltimore. There's nothing surprising about the governor's support for his loyal political sidekick for the past six years, but Rawlings-Blake's participation could indicate she has no intention of following in the gubernatorial footsteps of previous Mayors O'Malley and William Donald Schaefer -- in 2014 at least.
The event includes a VIP reception preceding the main event with a cost of $4,000 a ticket -- the legal maximum for a single campaign gift in Maryland. When you see $4,000 in a political fund-raiser invitation, that tells you the organizers are looking to raise big bucks.
The invitation to the event boasts an impressive list of heavy hitters on the host committee -- representing the worlds of politics, political finance, business (minority and otherwise), law and the old Schaefer mafia.
By the way, the David Simon listed on the host committee is not the David Simon of "Homicide" and "The Wire."