Ruthann Aron's Career
Aron Can Revive Lawsuit: In May 1997, the court ruled that Aron could request a retrial after losing a 1994 defamation suit against her former political opponent, William E. Brock III.
Candidates Trade Accusations: At a Rockville news conference in September 1994, Aron and William E. Brock III, her rival for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, attacked each other over the issue of character.
Aron Cultivates Aggressive Image: With her scathing rhetoric and .38-caliber Detective Special revolver, Aron came across as a "tough cookie," in the words of one lawyer.
Aron Raps Rival Brock: When a supporter of William E. Brock III wrote a harshly worded letter to fellow Republicans, Aron attacked the tactic as racist.
Aron's Father Slain: Aron took time off from her campaign after her 77-year-old father was fatally beaten in her hometown of Fallsburg, N.Y.
Profile of the Candidate: Ruthann Aron, a Potomac businesswoman and developer, was considered the underdog in the race for the Republican nomination for the Maryland U.S. Senate seat.
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