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Maryland governor candidate's sudden death shocks colleagues, state

Maryland governor candidate's sudden death shocks colleagues, state

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz spent nearly three decades building a close-knit family, a successful legal career and a formidable political machine — all from the comfort of his native Baltimore County.

And for the past year, Kamenetz had taken his no-nonsense brand of Democratic politics on the road, traversing the state to amass a $2 million war chest to finance his bid to be Maryland’s next governor.

Then — suddenly — he was gone.

At around 2 a.m. Thursday, Kamenetz awoke at his Owings Mills home with chest pains, drove with his...

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