Sarbanes and challengers disagree on redistricting, jobs, taxes and spending

In what is considered to be one of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the nation, Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes squared off with Republican Eric Knowles and Libertarian Paul Drgos in the 3rd Congressional District debate hosted by the Greater Olney Civic Association and the Olney Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night.

State Roundup, October 10, 2012

Former Ehrlich aide Chip DiPaula speaks about being gay in a Republican administration and how he and the Democrats found common ground and a Harford County councilman plans to speak for gay marriage; outside groups join the fight over gay marriage; UM students register to vote online; Del. Alston avoids jail time but future in the legislature still in question; and Gov. O'Malley to attend VP debate.

8,000 registered voters told they’re not by state board

At least 8,000 registered voters got cards recently from the State Board of Elections telling them they were not registered. The cards were apparently part of a mailing to a million people eligible to vote in an effort to encourage greater voter registration.