State Roundup, November 7, 2012

Today, the State Roundup looks a bit different to accommodate all the Election Day stories. We’ve grouped the articles by topic and given you just the link. We would like to acknowledge the work of all the news organizations, their reporters, editors, photographers and videographers for making this roundup possible.

Voters defeated the longest serving Republican congressman, clobbered congressional challengers to six Democratic incumbents, and approved all the ballot measures the great majority of Republican legislators had opposed, including same-sex marriage and expanded gambling, Len Lazarick writes for

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Presidential race



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Questions 1-3 – These referendums were relatively low-profile issues. All passed.

Question 1 – Requires judges of the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County to be admitted to practice law in this State and to be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

Question 2 – Requires judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County to be admitted to practice law in this State and to be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

Question 3 – Removing elected officials from office under certain circumstances.

Question 4 – To allow in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants (Dream Act),0,2523824.story

Question 5 – To uphold the congressional redistricting Plan

Question 6 – To uphold the law allowing gay marriage,0,442750.story—same-sex-marriage-dream/article_08efe308-1a3b-5602-ba11-aa4551fb8057.html


Wrath of God:

Question 7 – Gaming Expansion – Video Lottery Terminals and Table Games – Lottery Machines – Veterans’ Organizations,0,7240120.story

Senate: Ben Cardin v Dan Bongino v Rob Sobhani,0,1445371.story


1st District: Andy Harris v John LaFerla (write-in) v Wendy Rosen (withdrawn)|topnews|text|

2nd District: Dutch Ruppersberger v Nancy Jacobs

3rd District: John Sarbanes v Eric Knowles

4th District: Donna Edwards v Faith Loudon

5th District: Steny Hoyer v Tony O’Donnell

6th District: Roscoe Bartlett v John Delaney,0,6078378.story

7th District: Elijah Cummings v Frank Mirabile

8th District: Chris Van Hollen v Ken Timmerman

About The Author

Cynthia Prairie

Contributing Editor Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor since 1979, when she began working at The Raleigh Times. Since then, she has worked for The Baltimore News American, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Prince George’s Journal and Baltimore County newspapers in the Patuxent Publishing chain, including overseeing The Jeffersonian when it was a two-day a week business publication. Cynthia has won numerous state awards, including the Maryland State Bar Association’s Gavel Award. Besides compiling and editing the daily State Roundup, she runs her own online newspaper, The Chester Telegraph. If you have additional questions or comments contact Cynthia at:

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