Tag: Maryland Democratic Party
Sen. Carter says progressive grassroots support could help her win Cummings’ seat, despite Mfume’s win
Sen. Jill Carter, D-Baltimore City, came in third place in last week’s Democratic special congressional primary but she said progressive grassroots support may be enough to put her over the top in her quest to succeed late Rep. Elijah Cummings.Read More
Stung by the loss of the governorship to Republican Larry Hogan, Sen. Barbara Mikulski told a crowd of 500 cheering Democrats, “We take a pledge that we will never again lose a statewide election.” Beyond that, she said it is not enough that nine out of 10 members of Maryland’s congressional delegation are Democrats. She wanted a “100% Maryland delegation” of Democrats.Read More
The Maryland Democratic Party has been sending out mailers to heavily African American areas telling them to vote for Anthony Brown because “it’s our turn” to have the state’s first black governor.
The mailers and handouts, which have offended some older white voters who saw them, visually tie Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to Martin Luther King and President Barack Obama. “We’ve come a long way in our journey,” says the cover of one mailer.Read More
After some pre-election hype, the Maryland Democratic Party and Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) agreed, Election Day concerns over voter suppression efforts and voter fraud occurrences really didn’t materialize to the extent either side expected.Read More
Maryland Democrats, particularly Democratic women, clobbered Republicans in early voting turnout. It’s hard to say what impact this huge Democratic turnout might have for the final results, since no Democratic incumbents in Maryland are considered vulnerable.Read More
The Maryland Democratic Party and some of its top elected officials are complaining that a Maryland voter watchdog group is training people in voter suppression.
Election Integrity Maryland, an offshoot of the Texas-based TRUEtheVOTE, has trained up to 200 poll watchers across the state this year to monitor what should be one of Maryland’s most contentious elections in memory.Read More
UPDATE: In a short order signed by Chief Judge Robert Bell, the Maryland Court of Appeals on Friday morning affirmed the lower court ruling that allows the congressional redistricting to be challenged on the November ballot. Here is a report on yesterday’s hearing.Read More
The torrent of comment on the Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act fell predictably along party and ideological lines: Democrats and progressives were exulting; Republicans and conservatives were disgusted, except for the ruling that the individual mandate was a tax. It will take several days to digest the full implications, but here are lightly edited versions of over two dozen Maryland reactions.Read More
Patrick O’Brien follows Bob Ehrlich everywhere he can, taping the Republican ex-governor with a little flip cam. Blogger Amy Becker is on the same beat, and shows up at lots of Ehrlich events.
We got to see some of their handiwork Tuesday as the Maryland Democratic Party released a video titled “Bashful Bob.” The Democrats released the spliced together video because O’Brien and Becker are not independent journalists, as the tape implies. They work for the Democratic Party as part of its opposition research, and the video has an authority line from the party in the last few seconds.Read More
By Megan Poinski Megan@MarylandReporter.com Sen. Delores Kelley said she’s been involved in politics all her life. She started out many years ago by getting involved with the Maryland Democratic Party. After working with...Read More
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