Victor in Mayoral Primary Is Ready to ‘Get Baltimore Working’

Victor in Mayoral Primary Is Ready to ‘Get Baltimore Working’

BALTIMORE — Catherine E. Pugh had her breakout moment on the tense streets of West Baltimore last spring, two nights after riots broke out here. With angry protesters violating a 10 p.m. curfew, Ms. Pugh, the Democratic leader of the Maryland Senate, stared down Geraldo Rivera, the Fox News anchor, and berated him on national television for “inciting people.”

On Wednesday — precisely one year after the unrest — Baltimore woke up to the news that Ms. Pugh was its presumptive next mayor. She won a narrow victory Tuesday night in a crowded field to become the Democratic nominee, which in heavily Democratic Baltimore is tantamount to winning in November.

“Nobody gave this campaign a chance,’’ Ms. Pugh told a racially mixed crowd of supporters at her victory party Tuesday night, calling the win “a milestone” for herself and for the city.

Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/us/catherine-pugh-baltimore.html?_r=0http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/us/catherine-pugh-baltimore.html?_r=0

Victor in Mayoral Primary Is Ready to ‘Get Baltimore Working’

Victor in Mayoral Primary Is Ready to ‘Get Baltimore Working’

BALTIMORE — Catherine E. Pugh had her breakout moment on the tense streets of West Baltimore last spring, two nights after riots broke out here. With angry protesters violating a 10 p.m. curfew, Ms. Pugh, the Democratic leader of the Maryland Senate, stared down Geraldo Rivera, the Fox News anchor, and berated him on national television for “inciting people.”

On Wednesday — precisely one year after the unrest — Baltimore woke up to the news that Ms. Pugh was its presumptive next mayor. She won a narrow victory Tuesday night in a crowded field to become the Democratic nominee, which in heavily Democratic Baltimore is tantamount to winning in November.

“Nobody gave this campaign a chance,’’ Ms. Pugh told a racially mixed crowd of supporters at her victory party Tuesday night, calling the win “a milestone” for herself and for the city.

Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/us/catherine-pugh-baltimore.html?_r=0http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/us/catherine-pugh-baltimore.html?_r=0