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State Roundup, October 21, 2014

Published on October 21st, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

The National Rifle Association throws it support to Hogan for governor, Brown celebrates the news but Hogan says he didn’t ask for it; Hogan meanwhile criticizes the O’Malley administration for delaying the lawsuit over state’s health exchange web site; Hogan says he’ll be more involved in pardon process, will address growing heroin problem; in today’s opinion pieces, Blair Lee outlines Hogan sin (of coming within striking distance of winning) and Josh Kurtz writes about Brown’s difficulty in stirring up needed enthusiasm among a majority of black voters; delegate candidate Jalisi sues three former campaign workers; Republican Pritzker touts independence from the pack in run for attorney general; Brown mum on backing O’Malley for president; and gas prices are dropping... Read More

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State Roundup, October 20, 2014

Published on October 20th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Final Hogan-Brown debate proves wide-ranging; Obama rallies for Brown in Prince George’s, urges early voting; Hogan, Brown on transportation issues; union official says Hogan flip-flopped on minimum wage; Hogan’s blunt style reigns, according to Sun profile; in Sun profile, Brown sees himself as deliberate, not stiff; Frosh holds wide lead in money race for attorney general; in 1st District forum, incumbent U.S. Rep. Harris, challenger Tilghman draw bright line between visions ; some voters have a hard time identifying Arundel exec candidates; state to hold off on suing health exchange contractor; state to consider tightening regulations on group homes with oversight of disabled foster children; and O’Malley tells Marylanders it's business as usual despite Ebola concerns... Read More

Election 2014

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President Obama rallies support for Brown in Prince George’s

Published on October 20th, 2014 | by Alexis Webb

President Obama made a rare campaign stop in Maryland Sunday afternoon to rally support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown and to encourage early voting. Marylanders fought heavy traffic, stood in line for hours, and were screened through airport like security before participating in the rally... Read More


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‘There you go again': How Brown and Hogan did in the last debate

Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Maryland Reporter

"There you go again," Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said at least twice to Republican candidate Larry Hogan Jr. in their third and final debate for the governor's office. It was true for both men, as they replayed comments from the previous two debates, their TV ads and stump speeches. They repeated facts, figures and fictions, true-life examples and exaggerations. And here they go again, our commentators assess the debate: This posting contains nine separate commentaries from Len Lazarick, Todd Eberly, Barry Rascovar, Tom Schaller, Blair Lee, Rick Vatz, Brian Griffiths, Blaine Taylor, Melissa Bolling and Charlie Hayward... Read More


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Rascovar: Md. voters should junk the lockbox amendment

Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar

Marylanders are being sold a bill of goods under the guise of fiscal accountability. That's why on Election Day voters ought to think twice before approving a constitutional amendment giving transportation programs priority over social programs when the economy turns sour... Read More

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State Roundup, October 17, 2014

Published on October 17th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Larry Hogan is attracting attention from top GOP leaders around the country; he’s also attracting criticism from local Democratic officials over his opposition to building the Purple Line; meanwhile, Anthony Brown also faces criticism, this time over using uniformed police in a campaign ad; Hogan says if elected, he will block bad legislation; lieutenant governor candidates take to the airwaves, clash over Purple Line, gun control and taxes; Mathias, McDermott debate in race for shore state Senate seat; Delaney has slight lead over Bongino in latest fund-raising push; O’Malley holds fund-raiser with Democratic stars; political signs a good sign for sign companies; and U.S. Rep. Andy Harris calls for travel ban in addressing Ebola problem... Read More

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Lt. gov. candidates Ulman, Rutherford clash in radio debate

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The two men running for the No. 2 spot at the Annapolis State House actually have more government management experience on their resumes than their running mates at the top of the ticket for governor. But Democrat Ken Ulman, the two-term Howard County executive, and Boyd Rutherford, a former state General Services secretary and assistant U.S. agriculture secretary, faithfully echoed the positions of party nominees Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan Jr. as they argued with each other and even the moderator Thursday in an hour-long debate on WAMU-... Read More

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State Roundup, October 16, 2014

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Despite low approval ratings elsewhere, President Obama remains popular in Maryland, is a draw for Brown campaign; N.J. Gov. Christie, Jeb Bush step up for Hogan for governor; Brown’s latest ads take a positive spin; candidates for lieutenant governor to debate today; O’Malley tosses money to candidates in other states; in race for Frederick County executive, Young blasts Gardner over ‘junkets;’ and Western Maryland gets new $11.8 million state police helicopter... Read More

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