Name That Party: Balt Sun Notes Mayor Voting on Contracts That Favor Husband's Company; Paper Omits Her Party Affiliation

"Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has voted to approve more than $900,000 in deals with Johns Hopkins since her husband began working for one of its divisions late last year — a possible violation of the city ethics code."

That's how the Baltimore Sun's Julie Scharper began her March 16 story -- published last night online here -- about the Democratic mayor's votes on the city's board that authorizes spending for public contracts.

Yet Scharper failed to note Rawlings-Blake's Democratic Party affiliation.

As we've noted here at NewsBusters, the Sun also had a spotty record of noting the party affiliation of Rawlings-Blake's immediate predecessor in office, Democrat Sheila Dixon, who left office following conviction on embezzlement charges.

You can find our archive of stories on Dixon here and our archive on Baltimore Sun bias here.

For our archive of "Name That Party" bias, click here.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.