Governor’s race shenanigans; Liquor board bribery sentencing; Dems assail Hogan – Prince George’s News Roundup


Rushern Baker plays nice guy in governor’s race spat between Democratic candidates, meanwhile David Son faces sentencing for Prince George’s Liquor Board bribery scandal. All this and more in today’s Prince George’s News Roundup.

Baltimore Sun: Maryland gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin accuses Ben Jealous of costing her job

Key excerpt: “Nevertheless, another candidate, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, seized on the reports on Twitter by welcoming Ervin to the governor’s race while linking to a report of her accusations. That led Jealous to retaliate with a series of tweets linking to negative articles about Baker, including a recent report showing that the former NAACP president raised more money than the Prince George’s County chief.”

Washington Post: Former liquor board director sentenced to 5 years in Prince George’s bribery scandal

Key excerpt: “At his sentencing hearing in federal court Thursday, the former director of the Prince George’s County liquor board owned up to his wrongdoings — including upending the ongoing investigation by tipping off others being scrutinized by the FBI — saying his actions were egregious and embarrassing.”

Montgomery Sentinel: Democrats assail Hogan in Sentinel debate

Key excerpt: “The debate, like most Democratic primary forums, began and ended with attempts at knocking Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) record on jobs, schools and lack of opposition to President Donald J. Trump.”

WTOP: One dead after hotel fire in Capitol Heights

Key excerpt: “Firefighters were first alerted by a private alarm company and subsequent 911 calls of smoke on the top floor of the LaQuinta Inn on Hampton Park Boulevard, said Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department.”

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