Tag: Cheryl Kagan

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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Photo album: Tawes Crab feast, coolest in memory, had plenty of crabs, shortage of candidates

It was the coolest Tawes Crab Feast in memory. The political-social event of the summer in Crisfield on the Lower Eastern Shore is usually a scorcher in the 90s, but Wednesday was in the low 80s with cool breezes off the bay and low humidity at least at the outset. There was a peculiar lack of candidates this year, perhaps due to the June 24 primary that eliminated many of them. Here’s a photo gallery of some of the folks who did show up.

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Former colleagues Forehand and Kagan fight over who is the best leader in District 17

With 32 years in the General Assembly, Sen. Jennie Forehand is used to elections.

But she’s not used to fighting her way through a hotly contested Democratic primary with a former colleague from Montgomery County’s District 17.

Forehand (photo right) has not had a contested election for “a very long time,” she said. But she has one this year with former Del. Cheryl Kagan.

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