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  • Prominent Kennedy’s ‘bogus and embarrassing’ remarks set Obama over Pope, critic says

    07/14/2009 10:08:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 72 replies · 1,777+ views
    cna ^ | July 14, 2009
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2009 / 05:54 am (CNA).- Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s recent Newsweek editorial claiming President Barack Obama represents U.S. Catholics better than Pope Benedict XVI has been attacked by one Catholic critic as “bogus and embarrassing.”Townsend, the eldest child of Robert F. Kennedy, in a July 9 Newsweek column claimed that the Catholic hierarchy ignores women’s equality and “gays’ cry for justice” because they cannot admit they are wrong.She endorsed dissent from Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” which upheld traditional Christian teaching on the immorality of contraception. She...
  • Kennedy-Townsend in Newsweek: Obama 'More Catholic' Than Pope

    07/10/2009 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies · 1,544+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2009 | Matthew Balan
    Newsweek took their criticism of Pope Benedict XVI to the next level on Thursday- not only did guest columnist Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend affirm that the pontiff could learn from President Obama (something Newsweek and their partners at the Washington Post agreed upon back in April), but also blasted the Bishop of Rome and the Catholic hierarchy for their supposed “disdain” towards women and homosexuals. The former lieutenant governor of Maryland began her column, titled "Without a Doubt: Why Barack Obama represents American Catholics better than the pope does," with the context of the pope’s upcoming meeting with the American president,...
  • Without a Doubt: Why Barack Obama represents American Catholics better than the pope does

    07/09/2009 7:53:09 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 74 replies · 1,724+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Sep 7, 2009 | Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
    Tomorrow Pope Benedict XVI and President Barack Obama meet for the first time, an affair much anticipated and in some circles frowned upon by American Catholics in the wake of Obama's controversial Notre Dame commencement speech in May. Conservatives in the church denounced Obama's appearance as a nod by the premier Catholic university to a conciliatory politics that heralds the start of a slippery moral slope. In truth, though, Obama's pragmatic approach to divisive policy (his notion that we should acknowledge the good faith underlying opposing viewpoints) and his social-justice agenda reflect the views of American Catholic laity much more...
  • KENNEDY BREED ALERT: Group to protest Townsend as speaker at graduation over abortion-rights view

    06/12/2003 3:51:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies · 374+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/11/03 | Staff
    Protesters who say Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is a poor role model for Catholic women because of her pro-choice views are planning a rally today outside graduation ceremonies at an all-girls Catholic school in Bethesda where the former lieutenant governor is scheduled to speak. Townsend, the failed Democratic candidate for governor last year, attended the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart until her sophomore year, and with her background in public service and education seemed a perfect choice to address the 83 graduates, said school spokeswoman Helen Drury Macsherry. --SNIP-- Copyright © 2003, The Baltimore Sun
  • Maryland TRT FReeper volunteers helped secure pro-RKBA Ehrlich/Steele(R) victory! (PHOTO thread)

    11/06/2002 10:37:38 AM PST · by Hail Caesar · 30 replies · 445+ views
    Maryland TRT's 11/5/2002 after action report ^ | November 6, 2002 | Hail Caesar
    Maryland TRT members were on the frontlines, in the cold, pouring rain, until the jublilant end! Some of the many Maryland Tyranny Response (TRT) patriots and FReepers celebrate with other grassroots campaign volunteers at the Ehrlich/Steele for Governor victory celebration in Gaithersburg, Maryland, right after the polls closed Tuesday night. Maryland TRT members worked 13 hour shifts at key swing voter polling places for the Ehrlich/Steele (R) gubernatorial campaign in Montgomery County, Maryland on November 5, 2002. The evening rush hour shifts were worked outside during the cold, pouring rainstorm that hit this area last night. This explains the bedraggled...
  • Race Gets Tighter For Md. Gubernatorial Candidates (Ehrlich 47, Kennedy Townsend 46)

    10/31/2002 8:37:38 AM PST · by jern · 59 replies · 494+ views
    NBC$ ^ | Oct. 30, 2002 | Mason Dixon Poll
    WASHINGTON -- The two gubernatorial candidates in Maryland are working hard to get out the vote just one week before the general elections, NEWS4 reports. The latest NEWS4/Mason-Dixon poll shows Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Bob Ehrlich is once again leading Democrat Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. And, voter turn out could be a key in the campaign's final days, NEWS4 reports. The NEWS4/Mason-Dixon poll released Wednesday shows Ehrlich taking a one percentage point lead over Townsend. It has been a back-and-forth battle, but Ehrlich currently has 47 percent to Townsend's 46 percent. Last month, it was Townsend who was...
  • MD. Dem Guv candidate summons dead early

    10/19/2002 4:53:50 PM PDT · by pollwatcher · 28 replies · 809+ views
    NBC eve. news
    NBC evening news for Sat. 10/18 had a report on how Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is apparently running gun-issue ads showing Columbine to defame her GOP opponent, Bob Ehrlich. The reporter DID say that polls showed it may be "backfiring" some fifty-odd percent to twenty-eight percent.
  • Maryland Gov Poll: Ehrlich (R) - 51%, KKT (D) - 47%

    10/10/2002 5:44:05 AM PDT · by Coop · 20 replies · 952+ views
    Ehrlich campaign E-mail ^ | 10/10/02 | N/A
    According to a poll released on October 8 by WJLA TV in Washington, Bob Ehrlich leads Lieutenant Governor Townsend by a margin of 51 - 47 %.
  • Caption this pic: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

    10/05/2002 12:51:43 PM PDT · by Lil'freeper · 42 replies · 258+ views
    5 Oct. 2002
    During the debate at Morgan State, KKT scolded her Republican opponent for wanting to reach out to African Americans by saying: "This is not Star Trek. African Americans are not aliens."
  • Maryland's Race for Governer: Smith's Interview with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

    09/30/2002 3:34:05 PM PDT · by Lil'freeper · 49 replies · 599+ views
    WBAL ^ | 30 Sept. 2002 | Radio Interview
    Ron Smith just scored a football! HRH Kathleen Kennedy Townsend sat for an hour+ interview on WBAL radio with Ron Smith and various Maryland callers. There were many excellent questions raised and some absolutely astounding answers- including a few classic KKT statements. There was even some empty "air" time as Ron Smith sat, I am sure, dumbfounded at some of her responses and times when she was completely stumped. What follows is a rough outline of the questions and the answers paraphrased from my notes. My thanks to the excellent callers and emailers that had that woman squirming in her...
  • Any Freepers attending the Candidates Forum for Maryland's next Governor tonight

    09/26/2002 2:17:06 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 17 replies · 337+ views
    myself ^ | 26 September 2002 | Trueblackman
    I hope to see any Freepers and Lurkers in Baltimore Area at tonight's forum
  • Henson a perfect fit for Maryland Dems

    09/25/2002 7:56:47 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 8 replies · 280+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 9/25/02 | Editorial Board
    <p>Maryland Democrats profess to be shocked by the behavior of political consultant Julius Henson, who on Friday, in his official first day on the job as a consultant working to turn out black voters in Prince George's County for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, denounced Republican gubernatorial nominee Robert Ehrlich as "a Nazi" and "a bad man."</p>
  • Democrat (Townsend) in Md. governor's race asks opponent to stop running corruption ad

    09/23/2002 6:29:37 PM PDT · by Jean S · 25 replies · 337+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | (09-23) 18:23 PDT | TOM STUCKEY
    <p>The gubernatorial campaign of Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend demanded Monday that Republican Robert Ehrlich stop running a television ad linking the administration to corruption or provide evidence to justify the claim.</p> <p>The ad begins with Ehrlich talking about "the mess in Annapolis" and then switches to a graphic referring to Townsend and Gov. Parris Glendening.</p>
  • records sought in probe Ex-worker's file, another's computer released to FBI

    08/29/2002 1:00:15 PM PDT · by Donald Stone · 7 replies · 316+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 29, 2002 | Greg Garland and Gail Gibson
    Employee records sought in probe Ex-worker's file, another's computer released to FBI By Greg Garland and Gail Gibson Sun Staff Originally published August 29, 2002 Federal authorities investigating a state crime-control office overseen by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend have issued new subpoenas seeking personnel records for a former Maryland State Police employee and the computer hard drive of another former state worker, officials said yesterday. A subpoena delivered to state police headquarters by FBI agents on Tuesday demanded all work records for Daniel I. Franklin, who apparently was paid out of the state police budget while working as a...
  • MD Poll: Kennedy - 47%, Ehrlich - 43%

    08/20/2002 11:58:06 AM PDT · by Coop · 41 replies · 286+ views
    The Hotline says that a new Gonzalez/Arscott poll shows Townsend barely leading Ehrlich, 47 to 43 percent with 10 percent undecided.

    08/19/2002 1:22:54 AM PDT · by kattracks · 26 replies · 278+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>August 19, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - Andrew Cuomo isn't the only Kennedy kin whose political ambitions are running into trouble this summer.</p> <p>Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - sister of Cuomo's wife, Kerry, and eldest daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy - was supposed to be a shoo-in as Maryland's next governor, but suddenly, she isn't.</p>
  • Hyannis Port high society won't help Townsend's cause (KKT Touted As Presidential Candidate!!!)

    08/16/2002 5:00:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 259+ views
    Sunspot (Baltimore Sun Online) ^ | August 16, 2002 | Dan Rodricks
    KATHLEEN K. Townsend is a Kennedy and there's nothing she can do about that. But she could have skipped that $2,000-a-head Hyannis Port party last month - the $4,000-a-plate one two summers ago, with chocolate mousse boats and white-chocolate sails bearing KKT's initials, was bad enough - and maybe she could chill on the out-of-state fund raising and the cocktail parties at Uncle Teddy's house. If I were advising this woman - and who isn't these days? - I'd tell her to lay off the lobster-and-Chablis fetes because those events come with a pretty high gag factor among the Great...
  • RFK daughter's Md. race hinges on black votes

    08/16/2002 2:47:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 289+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 16, 2002 | Michael Kranish
    <p>BALTIMORE - It is a sweltering day as Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend descends the stairs of the ''Great Blacks in Wax Museum'' and enters the mock belly of a slave ship. The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who wants to become the first woman governor of Maryland, is clearly emotional as she views lifelike models of chained children and listens to a raspy, recorded voice that repeats: ''Remember! Remember!''</p>
  • Md. Officials Question Motives of Ethics Inquiries (Upset About Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Probe)

    08/16/2002 10:17:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2002 | Matthew Mosk
    In office buildings on either side of the Maryland State House yesterday, day-long deliberations about ethics replaced the usually somnolent summertime ambiance of Annapolis. Twelve politicians who might otherwise have been out campaigning sat in a dimly lighted conference room discussing allegations of misbehavior lodged against six of their colleagues. Nearby, the independent State Ethics Commission was putting the final touches on strict new rules that could lead to the expulsion of one of Maryland's top-grossing lobbyists.
  • Townsend Ready to Take Off Gloves, But Does She Have the Fight? (KKT Urged To Fight Dirty)

    08/16/2002 7:19:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 194+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2002 | Carl Cameron
    <p>WASHINGTON — To friends and foes, Maryland's Democratic lieutenant governor is "KKT."</p> <p>The first "K" is for Katherine, the "T" is for Townsend and in her run for governor, it's the middle "K" that gets national attention. She's the eldest child of the late Robert F. Kennedy.</p>
  • Townsend enlists help for shaky campaign (Airhead Kennedy Maryland Campaign In Trouble)

    08/16/2002 4:46:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 188+ views
    Sunspot (Baltimore Sun Online) ^ | August 16, 2002 | David Nitkin and Sarah Koenig
    Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has enlisted a key architect of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's 1998 re-election victory to help manage her sputtering bid for governor, campaign officials said yesterday. Karen White, Glendening's communications director, will join the Townsend campaign next week. She will share an office with Alan Fleischmann, the campaign chairman who has been the subject of recent criticism as Townsend's once-sizable lead has evaporated.
  • Federal grants to UM used to staff anti-crime office(Kennedy)

    08/14/2002 7:40:59 AM PDT · by Donald Stone · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Aug. 4,2002 | Greg Garland
    Federal grants to UM used to staff anti-crime office Ex-worker says duties included compiling data for Townsend's campaign By Greg Garland Sun Staff Originally published August 14, 2002 University of Maryland officials said yesterday that they were directed by a state anti-crime office to use federal grants to hire about 30 workers for whom the university had no supervisory authority - an arrangement one called unusual. The employees, who reported to the anti-crime office, were named in a subpoena last week in connection with a federal grand jury probe of whether federal funds were misused by the anti-crime agency overseen...
  • Townsend takes on Blount as adviser (KKT Panders While Running Mate Becomes A Non-Person)

    08/14/2002 7:43:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 226+ views
    Sunspot (Baltimore Sun Online) ^ | August 14, 2002 | Sarah Koenig
    Picture this, Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend urged a roomful of African-American supporters in Baltimore yesterday: As governor, me. And as secretary of state? Clarence W. Blount. Amid cheers, Townsend announced that Blount, 81, was taking on a role as "senior adviser" in her campaign for governor, and would be her choice for secretary of state if she wins the November election. At the Great Blacks in Wax Museum, host of yesterday's event, a wax figure of Blount is identified by a placard reading "Maryland's Political Warrior." Blount, a state senator since 1971, plans to retire at year's end.
  • A Kinder, Gentler Kennedy Runs for Governor (Reporter Says KKT Only Fault Is Being Too Nice)

    08/14/2002 6:20:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 828+ views
    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. On a languid evening last week, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend brought her campaign for governor to southeast Baltimore. She wanted to tout an anticrime initiative she launched as lieutenant governor to create community policing programs in 62 "hot spots" in Maryland. But reporters hammered Ms. Townsend instead with questions about the latest bad news in her faltering campaign: her Republican rival, Representative Robert Ehrlich, had pulled nearly even in polls, and what once looked like an easy victory would now require tough political combat by the eldest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. In a clipped cadence, Ms. Townsend...
  • Lt. governor (Kennedy) draws 40% of funds from outside Maryland

    08/14/2002 4:04:04 AM PDT · by Donald Stone · 19 replies · 174+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 14, 2002 | Howard Libit
    Lt. governor draws 40% of funds from outside Maryland 11% of Ehrlich's money is from non-Md. donors; 'A lot of national interest' By Howard Libit Sun Staff Originally published August 14, 2002 Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is collecting a significantly greater share of her campaign contributions from out of state than Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., according to an analysis of fund-raising reports. Almost 40 percent of the $6.7 million raised by Townsend in her campaign for governor came from contributors who live outside Maryland, compared with about 11 percent of the $3.7 million raised by Ehrlich. Campaign finance reports...
  • Out-of-State Cash Pours In to Townsend

    08/13/2002 8:38:14 PM PDT · by mr.sarcastic · 8 replies · 240+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2002 | Matthew Mosk and Dan Keating
    < snip > A new generation of Kennedy-philes accounts for much of the unprecedented national interest and gobs of out-of-state money flowing to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's campaign for governor of Maryland. The eldest child of Robert F. Kennedy has raised $6.6 million with the primary still four weeks away – more than either major party candidate collected in the entire 1998 campaign. Finance reports released yesterday show that 41 percent of that money is from people from beyond Maryland. Such as Loreen Arbus, a Hollywood television producer, who said she gave Townsend $1,000 to be part of the lieutenant governor's...
  • FREEP KKT Tonight on MPT

    08/13/2002 11:34:56 AM PDT · by katherineisgreat · 33 replies · 195+ views
    MPT ^ | 8/13/02 | me
    Hey Md Freepers, heads up! Tonight Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will appear on the MPT (Channels 67, 26) call in show "Direct Connection." It would be great to have Conservatives launch her some hard balls. It's at 7:30 and the phone number to call will be at the bottom of the screen I'm sure.
  • Md. Agency's Use of Grants Investigated

    08/13/2002 8:59:47 AM PDT · by galethus · 38 replies · 434+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2002 | Craig Whitlock and Lori Montgomery
    A federal grand jury is investigating whether an anti-crime agency overseen by Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend improperly used federal funds for political purposes, according to interviews with former employees of the agency and records subpoenaed as part of the probe. The agency released records yesterday revealing that it has used millions of federal crime-fighting dollars to increase the size of its staff, lease cars for staff members and create a Web site that touts Townsend's "legacy" as a crime fighter.
  • Schaefer Advises Townsend: 'Get Down' and Talk to 'Plain People'

    08/09/2002 9:35:51 AM PDT · by mr.sarcastic · 8 replies · 217+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2002 | Lori Montgomery
    < snip > With polls showing Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. catching up to Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend in the race for governor, the Townsend campaign finally is dropping the elite club atmosphere that has alienated some Democratic insiders and starting to solicit advice from a few battle-scarred political veterans. Most prominent among Townsend's new advisers: Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, who told her to drop the high-flown talk about "indispensable destiny" and start meeting people where they live. "I told her, 'I think you've got to learn how to talk to people like me,' " Schaefer said, recounting his meeting...
  • Townsend backs 36-cent increase in Maryland cigarette tax

    08/09/2002 6:51:35 AM PDT · by mr.sarcastic · 9 replies · 402+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 7, 2002 | David Nitkin
    < snip > Sidestepping a no-new-taxes pledge, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said yesterday she supports a 36-cent-a-pack increase in Maryland's cigarette tax to pay for health care for the uninsured. Townsend said she would ask for the increase in the second year of her administration if elected governor, maintaining her commitment not to raise taxes in the first year - when state officials will grapple with an estimated $900 million budget shortfall and an uncertain economy. "I want to make sure the money is used for expanded coverage, not filling in gaps," Townsend said. Maryland's $1-a-pack cigarette tax is...
  • Politics before principle: Kinsolving on how a Kennedy quelled a black political rebellion

    07/30/2002 12:03:35 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 212+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2002 | Les Kinsolving
    Early in July, the Washington Post reported that Maryland gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend (of America's political royal family) was in big trouble with some of Maryland's black political leaders. For she chose a white Republican admiral, Charles Larson (who registered as a Democrat on June 11) as her running mate. Reported the Post: "Quiet grumbling about Townsend's choice ... burst into the open this week when U.S. Rep. Albert Wynn (D) and three black state senators from Maryland's Prince George's County cancelled a July 15 photo session with Townsend and Larson at the county courthouse. "Wynn and the...
  • Townsend's aides speak more often than Ehrlich's; Candidates' styles divergent

    08/03/2002 11:38:58 AM PDT · by HoosierFather · 13 replies · 213+ views
    Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2002 | Sarah Koenig
    Just a key excerpt that explains it all... ...As George W. Bush's election makes clear, an occasional verbal foul-up does not doom a candidate. But at times, Townsend seems to have a problem expressing herself. During a recent interview about the death penalty, she said she supported it in part because of what the alternative - life in prison - would mean to prison guards. Asked to explain what she meant, she appeared at a loss. "Just psychologically. You know you're, um, you're keeping people in, in um, uh, maybe they were, they were condemned to solitary confinement. You know,...
  • Libertarian to be first third party Maryland gubernatorial candidate on ballot since 1966

    08/05/2002 8:53:46 PM PDT · by ForOurFuture · 26 replies · 321+ views ^ | 8-5 | Dan O'Neil
    Friends of Spear Lancaster P.O. Box 42312 Towson, Maryland 21284-2312 (ANNAPOLIS, MD) - Carrying three bankers' boxes covered with campaign bumper stickers, the Spear Lancaster-Lorenzo Gaztañaga team brought more than 35,000 petition signatures to the State Board of Elections (SABEL) this afternoon. On hand for the event at SABEL's Annapolis headquarters were Libertarian Party nominee for governor Spear Lancaster, Libertarian nominee for lieutenant governor Lorenzo Gaztañaga, campaign chairman Steve Boone, along with other supporters. The action climaxed an eighteen-month effort to present Maryland voters with a choice they haven't been able to make in over thirty years - a...
  • Townsend slips among women, blacks

    08/07/2002 11:04:34 PM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 257+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/08/02 | Margie Hyslop
    <p>Polls indicating that Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has lost support among women and blacks show Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has gotten a second look by reaching out to blacks and arguing that the Democratic Party and Mrs. Townsend have taken minorities for granted.</p>
  • Dead Even in Maryland: A Democratic stronghold could fall to the GOP this fall.

    08/07/2002 9:12:27 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 23 replies · 191+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 07, 2002 | Bryan Preston
    Dead even. That's the latest poll result in Maryland's gubernatorial race. This is a bombshell, pure and simple. The contestants are current Democrat Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Bobby Kennedy, and Republican Congressman Bob Ehrlich, and they're running neck-in-neck in a state that any Democrat, let alone a Kennedy, should easily win. But KKT is in trouble — she has the party machine behind her in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, and in a state that's been a one-party affair for a generation, yet she's frittered away a double-digit margin in the past couple of...

    08/07/2002 12:30:25 PM PDT · by 7thson · 14 replies · 512+ views
  • Maryland Poll: Tight For Governor (Ehrlich vs Townsend)

    08/06/2002 7:25:12 AM PDT · by caa26 · 17 replies · 298+ views
    WBAL Radio Website ^ | August 6, 2002 |
    A newly-released statewide poll shows the race for Governor of Maryland as a dead heat. Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is shown with support from 48 percent of the Marylanders surveyed by telephone on Saturday, August 3, while Republican Robert Ehrlich is supported by 47 percent. Five percent of those surveyed are undecided. The poll has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points using the overall sample. The poll, conducted for WJLA(TV) in Washington, also known as 'ABC-7', shows that Townsend's support overall has fallen 11 points since a similar ABC-7 survey released about a month ago. The new results...
  • How Can a Republican Win? [MD Governor's Race]

    08/05/2002 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Coop · 31 replies · 252+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/4/02 | Michael Hill
    This is an excerpt:How can a Republican win? Upset: Odds are against it, but many see this year's Maryland gubernatorial race as an opportunity for the GOP. By Michael Hill Sun Staff Originally published August 4, 2002 But as the fall election season approaches, most agree that the right combination of events could lead to an Ehrlich upset of Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. "It would take harmonic convergence," is the way Arscott, who has been active in Republican campaigns, puts it. On paper, it seems an impossible task. Democrats have about a 2-to-1 margin among registered voters. Almost 29 percent...
  • Townsend's mounting credibility problems

    08/05/2002 5:03:17 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 12 replies · 211+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/5/2002 | House Editorial
    <p>Things seem to be going from bad to worse these days for Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. "The thing that has worried people is: Can she do the job? And she hasn't projected that she can," says one of Townsend's own Democratic ticket-mates, Maryland comptroller and former Gov. William Donald Schaefer.</p>
  • Tough times for KKT

    07/28/2002 12:59:25 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 183+ views
    <p>To call these difficult times for Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (known as KKT to friend and foe alike) would be a huge understatement: Every week seems to bring another nugget of political bad news for Mrs. Townsend. Just a few days ago, for example, the Maryland Troopers Association, an organization of 2,400 active and retired state troopers, endorsed her likely Republican foe, Rep. Robert Ehrlich. It is the first time in the group's 23-year history that the MTA has endorsed a Republican for governor.</p>
  • Townsend Calls Probe 'Political Garbage'

    08/01/2002 7:30:04 AM PDT · by mr.sarcastic · 45 replies · 211+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2002 | Lori Montgomery
    < snip > Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend angrily denounced a federal investigation of her crime control office as "political garbage" yesterday and accused U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio of collaborating with her Republican gubernatorial opponent to smear her record as Maryland's crime czar. "I think he and Ehrlich are working together and they're playing politics," said Townsend (D), referring to the GOP candidate, Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. < snip > Townsend's uncharacteristically fierce outburst came at the end of a long and difficult day that began with revelations of trouble in two areas of the state's criminal justice...
  • Gubernatorial race tightens, voter poll finds (Maryland)

    07/24/2002 6:40:12 AM PDT · by mr.sarcastic · 32 replies · 346+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 24, 2002 | David Nitkin and Howard Libit
    < snip > With barely 100 days until the November election, Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's lead over Republican Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has shrunk to the narrowest of margins despite her early advantages in money, name recognition and party registration. A poll conducted for The Sun shows Townsend leading Ehrlich 47 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, with 10 percent undecided. The slim gap represents a sharp slide for Townsend, who led Ehrlich by 15 points in a hypothetical matchup for governor in January, before the Timonium Republican announced his candidacy. < snip > Townsend lost...
  • Townsend's in Flap with NAACP and MD Black Democtrats

    07/13/2002 7:23:27 AM PDT · by HoosierFather · 6 replies · 224+ views
    Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2002 | Sarah Koenig
    Townsend will try to attend forum; Black officials' remarks highlight strained ties. By Sarah Koenig, Sun Staff; Originally published July 13, 2002 As of Thursday evening, the Kathleen Kennedy Townsend for Governor campaign thought it unlikely the candidate would make it to an NAACP forum in Baltimore next week because of a conflict in Prince George's County. As of last night, it suddenly seemed likely she would. Usually, there isn't such hot interest in the lieutenant governor's public schedule. But negotiations regarding her appearance -- or nonappearance -- at this event reached mini-crisis proportions yesterday, underscoring her somewhat strained relationship...
  • Freep Kathleen Kennedy Townsend!

    07/18/2002 7:31:35 PM PDT · by mr.sarcastic · 42 replies · 703+ views
    7/18/2002 | mr.sarcastic
    Fellow Freepers, we need to contact Ms. Townsend and tell her that it is time for her to stop hiding. If she wants to be taken seriously as a candidate for governor in Maryland, she needs to be able to debate important issues with Robert Ehrlich, her worthy Republican opponent. Today in Baltimore, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend decided to run and hide by stating that she would not debate Ehrlich until after the September primaries. She must be very unnerved by the prospect of actually having to debate Ehrlich, because today's forum would have been a perfect opportunity for her. The...
  • Townsend's eroding support [Kennedy Townsend]

    07/15/2002 12:13:05 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 141+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 15, 2002 | House Editorial
    <p>There are mounting signs that Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who began the gubernatorial race a few months ago as a prohibitive favorite, may be in a tough political fight against Republican Rep. Robert Ehrlich. According to a new Gonzales/Arnscott poll, Mr. Ehrlich, who trailed Mrs. Townsend by 13-15 points in public opinion polls taken in January and March, has closed to within 7 points of the Democratic frontrunner.</p>
  • Townsend's Choice Irks Some Blacks

    07/11/2002 6:56:04 AM PDT · by mr.sarcastic · 9 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2002 | Lori Mongomery
    < snip > Some African American political leaders in Maryland are angry that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Kennedy Townsend tapped a white Republican as her running mate, leaving Democrats without a black contender for statewide office. < snip > "There's a lot of grumbling and disappointment about the selection, none of it personal to Mr. Larson, particularly," (US Rep. Albert)Wynn said yesterday. "But there are a lot of people who are disappointed that there's not more diversity on the statewide ticket." < snip > "I think the Democratic Party is failing African Americans here," said Del. Anthony Brown (D-Prince George's)....
  • Maryland Poll: Townsend losing ground to Ehrlich

    07/10/2002 3:20:15 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 50 replies · 353+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2002 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Robert Ehrlich is gaining ground on Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, according to a new poll released today. The poll by Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications Inc. of Annapolis found that 48 percent of the 829 registered voters polled said they would vote for Townsend and her running mate, Charles Larson, if the election were held now. The telephone poll conducted from July 2 to Sunday found that 41 percent said they’d vote for Ehrlich and his pick for lieutenant governor, Michael Steele. It was the first time in the Gonzales/Arscott polls that Townsend's support...
  • A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Kathlen Kennedy Townsend

    06/06/2002 8:37:40 PM PDT · by staytrue · 52 replies · 248+ views
    City Paper (Baltimore) | June 5, 2002 | Ronald Hube
    5-7 p.m., Maryland Art Place, Power Plant Live, 8 Market Place, 410-952-8565,, free. A conversation with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is not always an easy thing, as a reporter found out at a campaign appearance during her run for congress back in 1986. The exchange went something like this: "Hello, Ms. Townsend. Can I ask you a few questions ?" "Sure." "OK, What is your opinion on ..." Before the query was even finished, Townsend walked away. Puzzled, the reporter tried again later. "Hi, Ms. Townsend, How about a couple questions?" "Sure." "Thanks. What do you think about ..." Again,...