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Doug Duncan's Pledge to Oppose the Purple Line

Duncan's Signed Pledge

The pledge Doug Duncan signed in 1994, when first running for county executive, to oppose light rail between Bethesda and Silver Spring — the core of what is now the Purple Line. SMARTPAC, the political action committee organized by light rail opponents, donated $2150 to Duncan's campaign that year ($500 before the September 13 primary and $1650 after the primary). Columbia Country Club held fundraisers for Duncan that raised $20,600 on November 16, 1999, and $15,850 on October 7, 2005.