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Rascovar: Dems slogan is ‘Fear The Donald!’

“Fear the Turtle” is the University of Maryland’s slogan for rallying support at Terrapin sports events. In Philadelphia this week, Maryland delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be using a different slogan to get them energized: “Fear The Donald!”

Gov. Larry Hogan poses with couple in crab hats at Tawes crab feast.

Crisfield not Cleveland was the place to be, for Hogan at least

It took Gov. Larry Hogan about two and half hours to drive 126 miles from Annapolis to the Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, and then it took him another two and half hours to go about 100 yards from where he arrived to the Bruce Bereano tent. "It was unbelievable," said the governor as he finally got to sit down and eat some fresh picked crab with crackers and cream cheese.

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Vatz analysis: Another mixed night of Republican speechifying

The major speeches at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night revealed some cardinal strengths and weaknesses of the Republican effort to win the White House. While others rose to the occasion, Ted Cruz delivered rhetorical betrayal; it was the Pearl Harbor sneak attack of speeches; it can only hurt Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Ben Carson speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., where he announced the end to his presidential campaign in March. Capital News Service photo.

Ben Carson compares Hillary to Lucifer in GOP convention speech

It was the job he wanted: president of the United States. But Tuesday night, Dr. Ben Carson took the stage at Quicken Loans Arena in support of his one-time competitor, Donald Trump, as he became the Republican nominee for that very job. The message from the retired neurosurgeon was startling -- by electing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the United States would be choosing a person “who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer.”

Gov. Larry Hogan endorsed Del. Kathy Szeliga for U.S. Senate Tuesday. Both are skipping the Cleveland GOP convention. Screen shot from video on Szeliga's Facebook page.

Maryland GOP Senate candidate backs Trump, but skips his convention

Instead of traveling to her party’s gathering where Donald Trump claimed the GOP’s presidential nomination Wednesday, Maryland House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga decided to remain in her own state to focus on her campaign against Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Montgomery County for the open U.S. Senate seat. “I am a little sorry I couldn’t be there,” said Szeliga, who represents Baltimore County in the Maryland House of Delegates. “But I should be here (in Maryland) meeting voters.”