Holy Schmoke! A star debuts in Baltimore

A star debuts in Baltimore

The winning candidate flashes a toothpaste smile and a boyish charm. He wears button-down shirts, pleated slacks and wire-rimmed glasses that suggest his Ivy League background. Clearly, Kurt Schmoke, 37, winner of the Democratic mayoral primary in Baltimore, represents a new breed of big-city black politician. He is no graduate of the clubhouse system dominated for some 30 years by William Schaefer, Baltimore's respected former white mayor, who was elected Governor of Maryland last November. Instead, Schmoke, a Rhodes scholar, is out of Yale, Harvard Law School and Oxford. Last week he defeated a black politician from the old school, Clarence...

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