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An audience with Angelos

In case you're wondering,

Peter Angelos

' involvement in this year's mayoral race didn't begin or end with last week's

.

A bunch of declared challengers trooped into Angelos' office about two weeks ago. They came in separately, one day after the next, seeking campaign cash, a source tells me.

The supplicants were: former city Planning Director

, City Councilman

and former Councilman

, the source says.

I'm told Angelos also met recently with much-rumored-but-undeclared former Congressman

. Mfume and Angelos go way back, so perhaps we shouldn't read too much into their tete-a-tete. But this campaign could use some intrigue, so infer away!

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UPDATE

: I originally wrote that Mayor

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

was among those who turned up at Angelos' office. (By the tone of Angelos' letter, I'm guessing he wouldn't have opened his checkbook for her, though

have happened. Or

.)

I later heard from

Colleen Martin-Lauer, the mayor's fundraiser, who said SRB had not met with Angelos in his office since Sept. 20.
The mayor did stop by Angelos' box in Camden Yards on Opening Day, Martin-Lauer said. But she said SRB did not hit him up for a campaign contribution then or during the visit to his office last fall.
"There's been no ask," Martin-Lauer said.
I went back to my source, who conceded that maybe he had been confused about the timing of the mayor's visit. I regret the error.
There was a silver lining to that mistake: learning from Martin-Lauer that in the world of political fundraising, "ask" is a noun.
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