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Campaign notes

August 18, 1998

Cashing in on the Stup name




The name on the campaign signs and pamphlets is familiar to voters of Maryland's 3rd Legislative District: Stup.

After two terms in the House of Delegates, J. Anita Stup's name is well known.

But if voters cast ballots this fall based on the Stup name, the beneficiary will be Richard L. Stup, not Anita Stup.

Richard Stup, a Frederick County land surveyor, makes no secret of the fact that he is trying to capitalize on the name of his distant relative.

"I'm a political novice. I thought of a way to catch people's eye," he said.

Unlike the retiring Anita Stup, Richard Stup is a Democrat. But at a picnic sponsored by Women At The Table last week, he played down partisan politics, pledging "to continue the work that Del. Anita Stup has done," and saying he wants to join Dels. Sue Hecht and Louise V. Snodgrass.

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Stup said that wasn't an endorsement, just an attempt to form a "partnership" with the district's two other representatives.

"There is a time and place for party. If someone's doing a good job representing the district, there is no room for party lines," he said.

Campaign events scheduled




With the primary election drawing close, a number of campaign events are coming up:

- The Washington County Alliance for Elementary Instrumental Music will sponsor a forum for Washington County Board of Education candidates on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School.

- George W. Liebmann, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, will hold a series of forums addressing education issues in Western Maryland in the coming weeks.

One forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School.

Liebmann will use the forums to discuss federal regulations addressing school discipline, special education and school transportation.

"I believe these discussions will assist all concerned with local schools in understanding the need for change," Liebmann said.

Mayberry releases plan to save $840 million




Republican state comptroller candidate Timothy R. Mayberry last week released a 10-page plan he says will save taxpayers $840 million over the next four years.

Mayberry, a Boonsboro accountant who ran on a similar platform four years ago, said none of his ideas would require approval from the General Assembly. Actions include:

- increased use of bank lock box for tax checks, which he said would generate interest income.

- comparing unemployment payments to business taxes.

- auditing missing tax funds.

Mayberry also pledges to preserve the state's AAA bond rating, help improve economic development and education and initiate a "taxpayers' bill of rights."

"The comptroller job goes far beyond simple tax collecting and refund issuing," he says in the introduction.

North to appear at Mooney fund-raiser




Republican Alex X. Mooney, who is trying to knock off state Sen. John Derr, R-Frederick/Washington in the GOP primary, will appear with Iran-Contra figure Oliver L. North at a fund-raiser on Friday.

The fund-raiser, which will be held at the home of a Frederick County couple, will be hosted by Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., and Del. J. Anita Stup, R-Frederick/Washington.

Since rising to prominence as a Reagan administration official during the Iran-Contra scandal, North has become one of the Republican Party's most prolific fund-raisers.

Democrat calls for Clinton resignation




Congressional candidate Timothy D. McCown Monday called for President Clinton to resign in order to save the Democratic Party's chances of winning a majority in Congress this fall.

McCown, who is trying to unseat Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., said the Monica Lewinsky matter has harmed the nation and the party.

"As I have watched my dreams for this presidency erode, almost daily now, I now see my six years of unwavering support for Mr. Clinton to have been in vain and now pointless to continue," he said.

Endorsements




The Central Maryland ALF-CIO Council has announced endorsements for state and local races.

For the Democratic primary:




Governor - Parris N. Glendening

Comptroller - William Donald Schaefer

Attorney General - J. Joseph Curran Jr.

U.S. Senate - Barbara A. Mikulski

Congress - Timothy McCown

House of Delegates:




District 2B - D. Bruce Poole

District 2C - John P. Donoghue

District 3 - Sue Hecht and Richard L. Stup

Washington County Commissioners:




Democrats: Ronald L. Bowers, William M. Breichner, Andrew R. Humphreys, John L. Schnebly and Sue Tuckwell.

Republicans:




Timothy A. Bonds, Albino J. Trujillo, Clinton H. Wiley and William J. Wivell.

- Brendan Kirby and Guy Fletcher

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