Tag: Anthony Muse

SEIU union played attack role in June primary

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.

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Muse protests endorsements at Democratic unity luncheon

As the annual Maryland Democratic Party luncheon before the legislative session broke up Tuesday, state Sen. Anthony Muse took the podium to loudly protest the endorsement of incumbent U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin by Gov. Martin O’Malley and U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House minority whip. “We don’t use this kind of venue to endorse one Democrat over another,” bellowed Muse, who had just filed that morning to run against Cardin in the primary.

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O’Malley redistricting plan passes Senate, goes to House

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting plan is whizzing toward enactment, as the Senate passed the map Tuesday 33-13 with one Democrat and all dozen Republicans in the body voting against it.The House Rules Committee quickly passed the measure with little discussion on a party-line 18-5 vote, with all Democrats voting for the bill. The House plans several hours of debate Wednesday.

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Same-sex marriage bill moves closer to passing Senate

After adopting amendments further removing religious organizations from the issue, the Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Maryland on Wednesday with a vote of 25 to 22. The controversial bill could be coming up before the Senate for final approval as soon as today, said Senate President Mike Miller.

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