Published on October 30th, 2014 | by Maryland Reporter
Democrat Del. Heather Mizeur caused quite a stir among supporters of Anthony Brown Wednesday when she wrote an op-ed for the Sun urging the 104,000 Democrats who voted for her for governor not to write in her name on the general election ballot, but to support Anthony Brown. What upset Brown supporters was not that message, but the lengthy criticism she heaped on Brown and his campaign. Here's another point of view of the Mizeur article by a Hogan supporter and frequent commentator Rick Vatz... Read More →
Published on October 29th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie
State GOP complains about voting machines in 14 counties flipping votes; Gov. Christie makes third trip to stump for Hogan; Brady Campaign supports Brown for governor; ballot questions may be statewide, but they aren’t for everyone; five former rivals back Tarrant over Del. Conaway; early voter turnout is good in Baltimore County, poor in Montgomery; third parties benefiting from loosened donation laws; and in other news: another delay for medical marijuana panel and Boehner stumps for Alex Mooney (remember him?)... Read More →
Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian
One week into Maryland's early voting period and six days from Election Day, ballot security and voter fraud are being called into question in a gubernatorial race that is tighter than most expected.
Republican officials and average citizens are expressing concerns over faulty voting equipment, erroneous absentee ballot mailings and the potential for voter fraud by non-citizens... Read More →
Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie
State crafts guidelines to address Ebola situation and eyeing travelers from three West African countries; Board of Elections pulls half a dozen voting machines from service; Gun control advocates hound Hogan for his A- NRA questionnaire; Brown raises $4.1 million in two months, while state Republican Party brings in $700,000 for Hogan; close gubernatorial race draws national attention; Hogan declares war on heroin problem; Josh Kurtz speculates on what a Brown administration would look like; and Watson leads in fund-raising for Howard County exec but Kittleman catching up... Read More →
Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Charlie Hayward
State officials responsible for overseeing construction of the health exchange platform faced two frightful choices under the contract to produce the website in the months preceding the Oct. 1, 2013 ”go live” date:
Terminate Noridian, and fail to bring any health exchange platform to market; or
Keep Noridian on the job while violating major contract provisions designed to maintain equilibrium between payments to Noridian, and the quality and completeness of their work.
The state decided on the latter... Read More →
Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Alexis Webb
Even though winning is a long shot, Libertarian candidate for attorney general Leo Dymowski continues his “symbolic campaign” to bring awareness to drug prohibition in Maryland.
“This is a symbolic campaign,” said Dymowski, a hearing officer with Maryland Parole Commission, “I’m going for 100,000 votes and I think we are doing well.”... Read More →
Published on October 27th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie
Hillary Clinton plans trip to Maryland to stump for Brown; Hogan turns run for governor into a real race; Brown begins to focus on pocketbook issues; super PAC in probe ends ads for Brown; Brown says money rolling into warchest; Brown team borrows $500,000 from union; contributions from Sparrows Point owner draws concern; Sun gives limp endorsement to Brown; Carroll County Times backs Hogan; Sun profiles running mates Rutherford and Ulman; is early voting favoring the GOP?; U.S. Rep. Harris boosts GOP legislative campaigns through new organization; Steve Schuh picks up backing for Arundel County exec; and O’Malley returns to New Hampshire... Read More →
Published on October 26th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick
The Maryland Democratic Party has been sending out mailers to heavily African American areas telling them to vote for Anthony Brown because "it's our turn" to have the state's first black governor.
The mailers and handouts, which have offended some older white voters who saw them, visually tie Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to Martin Luther King and President Barack Obama. "We've come a long way in our journey," says the cover of one mailer... Read More →
Published on October 26th, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian
A super political action committee under review for possibly prohibited coordination between the campaign of Democrat Anthony Brown and his chief fundraiser transferred the bulk of its remaining funds -- $250,000 -- in mid-October to a federal super committee now running attack ads against Brown’s Republican rival.
While state election officials would not confirm or deny the PAC “One State One Future” was temporarily required to halt campaign activities as a result of the investigation, One State One Future has not reported any major expenditures since late July... Read More →
Published on October 26th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar
“Liar, liar, pants on fire!”
That’s what Larry Hogan could well have said after Democrat Anthony Brown’s latest attempt to fabricate a hoax and then try to sell that bald-faced untruth to voters about plans to eliminate school construction funding... Read More →