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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exits a news conference after announcing she will not seek re-election next year, Friday, in Baltimore. Rawlings-Blake said she believes she could have won re-election, pointing to her work on the city’s budget and pension system. However, she said, not seeking re-election was the best decision for the city and for her family. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

With Rawlings-Blake bowing out, business looks for its candidate (access required)

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's unexpected announcement that she's not seeking re-election caught business leaders off guard, but some are now wondering if that decision presents an opportunity to get behind a candidate sympathetic to their needs. At times, the relationship between businesses and the current administration have been strained. The election, without the incumbent running, gives ...

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Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.