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Montgomery County turnout a question mark in governor’s race

November 1st, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian

One of the safest Democratic strongholds in the state - Montgomery County - is being tested this election season as Republican nominee for governor Larry Hogan Jr. closes in on Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for what once seemed like his easy elevation to the top job. Early voting tallies show Montgomery increased turnout by only a 1% compared to the 2010 gubernatorial election, and that is with roughly 60,000 more eligible voters added to the rolls. Montgomery is far below the statewide average of 8.3% and had the third lowest turnout in the state


Mizeur’s implicit support for Brown’s personal and unfair negative campaigning

October 30th, 2014 | by Maryland Reporter

Democrat Del. Heather Mizeur caused quite a stir among supporters of Anthony Brown Wednesday when she wrote an op-ed for the Sun urging the 104,000 Democrats who voted for her for governor not to write in her name on the general election ballot, but to support Anthony Brown. What upset Brown supporters was not that message, but the lengthy criticism she heaped on Brown and his campaign. Here's another point of view of the Mizeur article by a Hogan supporter and frequent commentator Rick Vatz


Attorneys general ask feds for help in blocking illegal telemarketing

September 9th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

On Tuesday, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and 33 other state attorneys general from around the nation wrote to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to clarify the federal law that the phone companies say prohibit them from using technology to block illegal telemarketing


SEIU union played attack role in June primary

July 23rd, 2014 | by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a rapidly expanding and politically prominent labor union who endorsed more than 80 for state office. Most were incumbent Democrats, and most won. Its sometimes brutal mailers and the union's presence have permeated recent Maryland election cycles. While the candidates who enjoy an SEIU endorsement consider it a boon for their campaigns, other contenders consider themselves targets, and have derided the SEIU's tactics as purely nasty


Rascovar: Reviewing 1st debate in Md. governor’s race

May 11th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar

Now the important part of Maryland's gubernatorial election campaign begins. The kickoff took place last week with the first televised debate among the three Democratic contenders. Though far from inspiring, that debate finally focused voter attention on the election. Equally important, it riveted the attention of reporters, who are now intently following comments and policy statements of the three candidates


Rascovar column: Is Anthony Brown an ‘empty suit’?

April 27th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Let's get this out of the way up front: The answer to the headlined question is “no.” Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown didn’t graduate cum laude from Harvard and later from Harvard Law without having substantial intellectual chops. Yet that inelegant question – does Brown have what it takes to be governor? – could become a defining issue as Maryland’s aimless gubernatorial campaign enters the stage where voters start paying attention


‘Second chance’ bill shields some convictions from job screening

March 12th, 2014 | by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf

Two senators are championing a bill that would allow individuals to petition that their convictions for an array of nonviolent misdemeanor charges eligible be shielded from public scrutiny. Dubbed the Maryland Second Chance Act of 2014, the bill says that following a period of three to five years, depending on the crime, an individual could submit a petition to a court



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