Maryland: Lucky Seventh?

At a rally outside Baltimore last week, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate George P. Mahoney, 64, whipped off a shoe and brandished it triumphantly. Showing off a hole the size of a quarter, Mahoney bragged of his 17 years "walking up and down" the state campaigning. In fact, despite six previous tries for statewide office, Mahoney, a millionaire gravel and paving contractor, has never before been considered a serious candidate. The difference this year is that he latched onto the single controversial issue of open housing, to which he is fervently opposed. With his sound trucks blaring "Your home is your...

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