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Rushern Baker Launches Re-Election Campaign

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    Rushern Baker at the DNC

    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker launched his bid for re-election Thursday.

    Baker made the announcement at the Newton White Museum Mansion on Enterprise Road in Mitchelville.

    Rushern Baker Launches Re-Election Campaign

    [DC] Rushern Baker Launches Re-Election Campaign
    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker launched his re-election campaign Thursday in Mitchelville. (Published Thursday, Jun 20, 2013)

    Baker was elected county executive in 2010 and previously worked as a lawyer in the District of Columbia.

    During his term, Baker has been a vocal supporter of the effort to expand gambling in the county and successfully fought to gain more control over the county's school system.

    He has also attempted to draw more high-end businesses and development to the county.

    Baker said his next goal is to lure the F.B.I. headquarters to the county.

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