Tag: Donna Edwards
Today, the number of women in Maryland’s congressional delegation is down to two – and after Tuesday’s balloting, it could be zero. Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s career as the longest-serving woman in Congress is set to be followed by Maryland’s first all-male congressional delegation since 1973.Read More
“The stakes are very high” in this race for the seat Sen. Barbara Mikulski is retiring from, Van Hollen told the Columbia Democratic Club. “There is no way Democrats win back the U.S. Senate without winning the Maryland senate seat. We cannot take anything for granted.”Read More
What in the world was Emily’ List thinking when it threw $1 million into the Maryland Senate primary race for a candidate who could be an easy mark for Republicans next November? Why would the women’s political empowerment group try to defeat a much stronger Democratic candidate who has an unblemished pro-choice record and strong support from elected female leaders in Maryland and women’s rights advocates? It’s a baffling call, writes columnist Barry Rascovar.Read More
Maryland Rep. John Delaney was among 47 Democrats to join with almost all House Republicans, including Rep. Andy Harris, Thursday in blocking further admissions of Syrian refugees into the United States pending tougher vetting. The restrictions, in a bill called the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, passed on a 287-137 vote, despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Timonium, was recovering from surgery and was one of only eight representatives who did not vote.Read More
Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen have tried hard to draw distinctions between themselves in the race for U.S. Senate, but Edwards conceded, “We have very, very similar voting records.” “The question is what kind of fighter do you want in the U.S. Senate,” Edwards said, linking herself to Mikulski’s feisty reputation in which “fighting” for something was a staple of many press releases. “You want someone in the Senate who is fearless to take them on.”Read More
Although Maryland will not elect its next senator until November 2016, the party primaries are only 230 days away on April 26. Since incumbent Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced her retirement plans in March, the primary is shaping up to be a clash between two of the state’s best-known politicians, though four lesser-knowns have filed. On Tuesday, Rep. Donna Edwards, who represents Maryland’s 4th District, took another important step in her campaign, filing her certificate of candidacy, and officially placing her name on the ballot as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.Read More
Tens of thousands of Democratic primary votes are up for grabs in the Anne Arundel portion of Maryland’s 4th Congressional District race. But it is up for debate whether those votes will play a major role in the outcome of the primary election next year.Read More
Lots of people in Maryland, particularly Republicans and minorities, didn’t like Maryland’s congressional redistricting in 2012 that helped eliminate one of the last two GOP seats and did not create another potential minority district.
But during a talk Friday night, one of the major participants in the process, House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch admitted, “I did not like the redistricting.”Read More
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown made it official Friday, and announced he was running for governor at Prince George’s Community College. He was introduced by Congresswoman Donna Edwards and his wife Karmen. Here’s a five-minute video of Edwards’ introduction and Brown’s speech to a large crowd estimated at over 1,000.Read More
Congressional incumbents in Maryland are crushing their challengers in the crucial fundraising contest, except in the highly competitive 6th Congressional District, according to the latest campaign finance reports.Read More
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