November 5, 2006


Mfume son joins Steele to rally Baltimore voters (S.A. Miller and Jon Ward, 11/05/06, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

"He's about change," Michael Mfume, a 36-year-old film and music video producer, said of Mr. Steele. "He's not the standard politician."

Michael Mfume joined Mr. Steele, a Republican, to wave at passing cars in the city's distressed Park Heights neighborhood. Baltimore is "the sleeper" in the Senate race, which in recent weeks focused on black voters in Prince George's County, an aide to Mr. Steele said.

The alliance with the younger Mr. Mfume was another indication that Mr. Steele -- the first black person elected statewide in Maryland -- has the capacity to win over black voters, who account for a third of the Maryland electorate and traditionally support Democrats.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 5, 2006 7:29 PM
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