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Duncan Dancing For Dollars

Doug Duncan brings some musical star power to his bid for governor this week to celebrate his wife's 50th birthday and raise some campaign cash.

The Montgomery County executive caps off a week of fundraising events - in Reisterstown last night, and Timonium and Ellicott City tonight - with a birthday bash for Barbara Duncan on Thursday in what the campaign is calling "A Tribute to Montgomery's First Lady of the Arts."

Among the musicians performing at the Round House Theater in Silver Spring for $50 a couple are: Grammy award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer and singer-songrwriter John Jennings, who has collaborated with Mary Chapin Carpenter.

"Come dance the night away," the invitation suggests.

By Ann Marimow  |  June 20, 2006; 3:55 PM ET
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Ah yes, now the arts/cheese and wine crowd ultralibs of the Democratic party are raising money for Doug Duncan. How fetching. These are the same types who just don't get it every election year. In Maryland to win a state-wide race you cannot be a Montgomery County liberal. Tell Marcy Marxer and her friends (who are actually exhibiting extreme Maryland politcal nievete) to go back to where ever they came from...PETA, Green Peace, and leave the real Maryland Democratic Party alone. Marcy...your kind of candidate was KKT...and guess what She Lost!

Posted by: Mike S from GAI | June 20, 2006 9:09 PM | Report abuse

WOW this is such a fluff piece. thanks for advertising duncan's fundraisers for him since apparently he can't do it himself.

Phylis, care to explain why this type of story was posted here?

Posted by: fluff | June 20, 2006 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Duncan's right-hand man, Jerry Pasternak, is jewish, as are many of the people who work for him. While there is considerable question as to whether Duncan's support for the Yeshiva deal was really because of his support for the jewish community (and not because of political contributions), he has certainly been a consistent supporter of the jewish community.

What we don't know is whether he would support the jewish community just as strongly if he had not received the Abramoff funds and other selected contributions.

Posted by: MoCo | June 21, 2006 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Come on, people. Don't you know the meaning of sarcasm?

To me, this Maryland Moment wasn't fluff at all. Rather, it's a rather clever little tounge-in-cheek paragraph, showing the ridiculousness of Duncan's stupid parties/fundraisers.

What's happened to our Marylander's sense of sarcarsm?

Posted by: Read it closer... | June 21, 2006 2:07 PM | Report abuse

At least Duncan wasn't "singing a long full set" with a band he said he was done with a year ago at his fundraiser--that may have marked Martin's low for lying. I mean saying you're done with a band so you can campaign and then using them to fundraise was just downright dumb, but hey, maybe the food was good at his bull roast.

Posted by: Bryan | June 21, 2006 10:55 PM | Report abuse

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