Maryland has least compact congressional districts in nation

Maryland is still the undisputed U.S. champion when it comes to drawing sprawling, weirdly shaped congressional districts, according to a soon-to-be-released national study. Maryland has the least compact congressional districts in the nation, based on four mathematical tools for compactness, Azavea, a geographic information services firm in Philadelphia, plans to report in a white paper.

Negative campaigning ratchets up in 2nd District GOP primary

Second Congressional District candidate Larry Smith is calling on rival state Sen. Nancy Jacobs to apologize for going negative in the Republican primary campaign, despite a series of robocalls from Smith falsely stating Jacobs voted for “all” of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget bills, when she hadn’t.