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Fringe Candidates Carry On in State Elections; While Few Aim to Win, Most Seek Attention
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The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Political campaigns; Elections -- Maryland; Candidates
Author: Schwartzman, Paul
Date: Jul 18, 2002
Start Page: T.03
Section: MONTGOMERY EXTRA

In each of the past three congressional races, John B. Kimble, a Republican and self-described animal behaviorist, has lost to Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) by no fewer than 100,000 votes.

Maryland's political world is abuzz these days with talk of the luminaries of this year's campaign, such as gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (D) and Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (D-Md.), and incumbent congressional candidate Rep. Constance A. Morella (R-Md.).

There's Michael Jackson, not the rock star but a professional landscaper, who promises to push for the elimination of water fees if only the voters elect him to Congress over incumbent Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.). For eight terms, Cardin has held District 3, which covers parts of Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City.

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