President Joe Biden on Thursday touted his economic policies and contrasted the results with what he called the Republicans’ “extreme” budget proposals to give more tax breaks to the wealthy and cut social programs.Read More
With the historic inauguration Wednesday of the state’s first Black governor and Asian lieutenant governor, a diverse group of Marylanders arrived at the State House inspired by Wes Moore’s message of a more equitable state.Read More
Most Maryland Democrats won the House races they were expected to win. The exception could be Rep. David Trone, who on Wednesday was trailing Republican challenger Neil Parrott in the 6th District, which stretches from Montgomery County into western Maryland.Read More
Wes Moore, a best-selling author, Rhodes Scholar and Afghan war veteran who has never held elected office, was chosen Tuesday as the 63rd governor of Maryland and the first African American to hold the state’s highest office.Read More
Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown, a longtime Maryland political figure, was elected Tuesday as the state’s new attorney general, taking the place of Democrat Brian Frosh, who retired after holding the position for the past seven years.Read More
Although the diversity of candidates on the Democratic side of the ticket attracted some, others were more excited about the plans Wes Moore, lieutenant governor candidate Aruna Miller, comptroller candidate Brooke Lierman and Anthony Brown, running for attorney general, had for the state.Read More
President Joe Biden, stomping here at a rally for the state’s Democratic candidates on the eve of Election Day, stressed the importance of voter turnout and the dangers of giving the power back to the Republican party.Read More
Days out from Election Day and with a 2-to-1 lead in the polls over his rival, Republican Dan Cox, Moore is still campaigning hard. The idea, according to Moore, is to ensure Marylanders across the state know that the Moore/Miller campaign is not, as his signature phrase goes, “leaving anyone behind.”Read More
James Jackson, a retired veteran from Silver Spring, said the idea of saving democracy was paramount to him. Jackson said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June made him feel democracy was at risk.Read More
From Maryland’s western panhandle to its Eastern Shore – and from the political right to the left – Maryland’s school board candidates agree that the teacher shortage is one of the key issues they will have to confront if elected.Read More
Fifty years ago, both U.S. Ssenators from Maryland were Republicans. In 1976, a Democratic congressman from Baltimore City named Paul Sarbanes took on incumbent Republican J. Glenn Beall and beat him with 59% of the vote. Sarbanes would hold on to that seat for 30 years, a record five terms for Maryland.Read More
A 2021 report by the American Conservative Union (ACU) gave Trone a lifetime rating of 6% and Parrott a lifetime rating of 93%. A 2020 report by Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) gave Trone a lifetime rating of 85%. ADA does not rank state lawmakers so there was no score for Parrott.Read More
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