By Len Lazarick
Elbridge Gerry was born 273 years ago Monday, but Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and the Hogan administration don’t want Maryland to forget the long-dead governor of Massachusetts, who gave his name to partisan drawing of legislative lines.
The good government groups, joined by Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, celebrated their second Gerrymander Meander Sunday with a tame version of a pub crawl that took them to four restaurants into four different congressional districts along a 13-mile stretch of Baltimore City and County.
It started at the Le Bistro du Village in the city’s Mount Washington area in the 3rd Congressional District. Rutherford, who lives in the 3rd CD in West Columbia 20 miles away, said “everywhere is almost the 3rd congressional district,” since it spreads as far south as Silver Spring and as far east as Annapolis.