State Roundup, October 22, 2012

Anti-redistricting forces haven’t spent much to turn the voters against Question 5; gambling interests continue unfettered spending on for and against; Gov. O’Malley appoints new gambling commission; County Exec Baker comes out for same-sex marriage while Jolene and Glenn Ivey do a TV commercial and national religious leaders fight the referendum; Question 3 would remove elected officials from office upon conviction; issue campaigns eye black voters; independent candidate appears to help U.S. Sen. Cardin keep seat; and U.S. Rep. Harris a no-show at candidate forum.