Name That Party: Balt Sun Notes Mayor Voting on Contracts That Favor Husband's Company; Paper Omits Her Party Affiliation
"Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has voted to approve more than $900,000 in deals with Johns Hopkins since her husband began working for one of its divisions late last year — a possible violation of the city ethics code."
That's how the Baltimore Sun's Julie Scharper began her March 16 story -- published last night online here -- about the Democratic mayor's votes on the city's board that authorizes spending for public contracts.
Yet Scharper failed to note Rawlings-Blake's Democratic Party affiliation.
As we've noted here at NewsBusters, the Sun also had a spotty record of noting the party affiliation of Rawlings-Blake's immediate predecessor in office, Democrat Sheila Dixon, who left office following conviction on embezzlement charges.
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