Write In Campaign by Former Baltimore Mayor

Oct 11, 2016

Sheila Dixon
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, whose attempt at a comeback fell short when she lost the primary to regain her old job, is expected to run as a write-in candidate for the post.

Dixon, a Democrat who resigned as mayor in 2010 after an embezzlement conviction, said on her Facebook page Monday that she would have a live announcement Tuesday morning. She added the hashtags (hash)DixonForMayor2016 and (hash)WriteHerIn.

Dixon tells WJZ-TV that she wants to do what's best for Baltimore.

Dixon came in second to State Sen. Catherine Pugh in Baltimore's Democratic mayoral primary in April. Pugh faces Republican Alan Walden, a retired local news radio anchor. Baltimore hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1963.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake decided against seeking for re-election.

The election is set for Nov. 8.