20 Montgomery candidates approved for public financing system, four hang in balance

Montgomery County candidates and voters are taking more notice of the source of campaign funds in the first election where public financing is an option. Former County Councilmember Phil Andrews, the architect of the public campaign financing program for county council and county executive races, said he believes some voters will favor candidates using the public financing system.

A lane to victory for only woman running for Montgomery County executive, some insiders say

Rose Krasnow may prefer to be judged by voters for her credentials rather than her gender, but the fact remains she is the only female candidate in a crowded race of five white men running for county executive during the #MeToo movement.  A former county executive candidate and a well-known Maryland pollster see this as an advantage. The consensus is also that the June 26 Democratic primary election for county executive has no clear front runner and remains wide open.