Ehrlich's Campaign Gets a Key Booster; Sen. Mitchell Crosses Party lines.(PAGE ONE)
Byline: Margie Hyslop, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Maryland state Sen. Clarence M. Mitchell IV crossed party lines and defied racial expectations yesterday to endorse U.S. Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s bid to become the state's first Republican governor in more than three decades.
"Senator Clarence Mitchell is a member of America's first family of civil rights," Mr. Ehrlich said. "His independence and commitment to economic and political empowerment for all make him a valuable member of my team."
Mr. Mitchell, a Democrat who represents a historically black voting district in Baltimore, said he decided to endorse Mr. Ehrlich after giving candidates from both parties opportunities to respond to the needs of his district and black voters.
He said he found the Baltimore County Republican more …
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