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Oops#2! Dems get another Kittleman record wrong

September 8th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Lest you think Sen. Allan Kittleman is unkind to animals, a Democratic website attacking the record of the Republican candidate for Howard County executive got him confused with his late father in citing a low rating by the Humane Society

‘Like’ doesn’t mean like, and a ‘friend’ is not a real friend

September 1st, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

"Like" doesn't necessarily mean like, and a "friend" isn't necessarily a real friend -- on Facebook at least. And a "follower" on Twitter certainly doesn't mean a disciple. Explaining how journalists use social media seemed like a good idea after a close friend exclaimed that I had "taken sides" when I "liked" a page for a candidate she was working to defeat. And then another reader was incensed when a newspaper's Facebook page "liked" the Facebook pages of a whole bunch of Democratic officials

Update: Howard Co. Democrats attack Kittleman record

August 26th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Howard County Democrats have launched a website attacking the record of Republican state Sen. Allan Kittleman, who is running a competitive race for county executive against Democratic County Council member Courtney Watson. challenges Kittleman's positions that put him at odds on issues that have strong appeal to Democratic voters -- school funding, abortion, environmental policy, gun control and the minimum wage.

GOP poll shows tight race for governor: Brown 45, Hogan 42

August 22nd, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The Maryland Republican Party released a poll Friday on the race for governor showing Democrat Anthony Brown at 45% and Republican Larry Hogan at 42%. There's been a lot of chatter recently about internal polls showing the race tightening to single digits. But this is the first publicly released poll that includes breakdowns and methodology. Admittedly it is a partisan poll done by Republican pollster Wes Anderson, a national pollster who happens to live in Anne Arundel County. Political science professor Todd Eberly also analyzes the poll.

Boycott of MdReporter was a flop

August 1st, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

We want to thank congressional candidate Dan Bongino for announcing a boycott of on Monday morning. It produced the third highest daily traffic we got on the website since the General Assembly ended, with 3,900 page views and close to 1,800 unique visitors.

Blowback on Rascovar column was fierce; Bongino calls for boycott of Maryland Reporter

July 28th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The blowback from Barry Rascovar's column accusing Republicans of being anti-immigrant was fast and furious Monday and congressional candidate Dan Bongino urged a boycott of unless the column was taken down. At the urging of Bongino and others, about a dozen people asked to have the column removed, as well as demanding a retraction and an apology

Commentary: Where have all the voters gone?

June 25th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

There was lots of handwringing about the low voter turnout in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, and a lot of explanations offered. How about this? They didn't go to the polls because they didn't like what the candidates and the parties were selling.

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