Betz: “Bane’s Claim of ‘Prior Information That I Was Leaving the Agency’ is Inaccurate, Not Possible, and an Untruth”

The following letter was prepared earlier this summer by Harford County Sheriff’s Office Lt. (Ret.) David Betz and distributed to deputies regarding statements made about Betz’s promotion prior to his retirement. The letter was provided to The Dagger for publication via a third party, but its contents were confirmed by Betz as genuine. A clip […]

Sen. Jacobs Holds Rep. Ruppersberger Accountable in Congressional Debate

From the office of Sen. Nancy Jacobs: When Republican Nominee for Congress (Dist.2), Nancy Jacobs asked Dutch Ruppersberger about the 16 trillion dollar deficit facing this nation in last night’s debate, Dutch advocated taking a “balanced” approach to reining in the debt and spending. Dutch’s record shows he must not want to rein it in […]

Bane, Gahler Spar Over Number of Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies Available to Protect Public Safety

Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane and once-and-future electoral opponent Jeff Gahler have continued their sparring match over the number of sheriff’s deputies available to protect local public safety, following a letter by Gahler questioning statistics presented by Bane in recent public appearances. In a lengthy March 2 interview, Bane defended his recent assertion of the […]

Congressional Candidate Smith: “Sen. Jacobs’ Picture Belongs on Milk Cartons;” Jacobs Only Candidate Refusing to Debate


From the Larry Smith for Congress Campaign: Today Larry Smith, Republican candidate for Congress in Maryland’s Second District, announced that he is deeply disappointed that fellow candidate Nancy Jacobs is refusing his challenge to debate. Mr. Smith believes it would be appropriate to put her picture on the sides of milk cartons sold within District […]

Dagger Debate #2: McCain/Obama/Biden/Palin – Take Your Pick


Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will take the stage together again tonight (Tuesday) during a 90-minute televised “town-hall” debate in Tennessee. On the heels of the hotly debated debate about who won the vice presidential debate, Sens. McCain and Obama look to step things up a notch from their first encounter, which was […]