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7:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Hogan Comes to Salisbury, Mathias Wins Money Race

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With the election less than two weeks away Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan made an appearance at the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation in Salisbury yesterday.

His message reflected much of his campaign with criticisms of the O’Malley administration’s tax and regulation policies.

Hogan declared yesterday that Maryland was an anti-business state noting that the state had lost 200-thousand jobs.

The Republican is, of course, running against O’Malley’s Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

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7:32 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Larry Hogan: No Comment on NRA Endorsement

Larry Hogan, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate
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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has made his second trip to Maryland to support Republican Larry Hogan's bid for governor.

Christie and Hogan greeted residents in Bethesda at the Original Pancake House in Bethesda on Tuesday.

Hogan sidestepped questions about being endorsed by the National Rifle Association on Monday. Hogan says he's focused on having a vote of confidence from Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

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8:47 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Brown: No Endorsement Yet on O'Malley in 2016

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D-Md)
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown has declined to say whether he would endorse Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for president – the man he is trying to replace.

Brown told the Salisbury Daily Times that he is not trying to be evasive but instead was focused on November’s election.

Meanwhile, the campaign of his Republican rival Larry Hogan says that it is sure Brown would be the first person to support an O’Malley presidential bid.

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7:33 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Obama Stumps for Anthony Brown in Maryland

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama campaigned this weekend for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's bid to become Maryland's next governor.

The president hosted a rally Sunday in Prince George's County in the Washington suburbs, the nation's wealthiest majority African-American county. Prince George's has a black population of about 65 percent.

If elected, Brown would be Maryland's first black governor.

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10:26 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Anthony Brown's Offer to Jim Perdue

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at Salisbury University
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During a campaign swing through the Eastern Shore Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Lt. Governor Anthony Brown pledged that if elected he would personally invite Jim Perdue to meet with his administration on environmental regulations.

Perdue has complained that he does not feel that he has a seat at the table when it comes to environmental regulations.

After an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University, Brown was asked about Perdue’s remarks.

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9:25 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Groundbreaking Today for Dover Bridge on Eastern Shore

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the replacement of the Dover Bridge on the Eastern Shore.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Transportation Secretary James Smith will join local residents on Tuesday to break ground on the $64.5 million project.

The bridge carries Route 331 over the Choptank River. It connects Caroline and Talbot counties.

Many local officials from the two counties are scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

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11:49 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Trading Accusations in MD Governor's Debate

Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R)
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan have spent much of their second debate trading accusations and focusing on weaknesses.

The hour-long debate was held in Arlington, Va., at News Channel 8 on Monday morning. It was co-hosted by The Washington Post and WTOP Radio.

Brown, a Democrat, focused on an analysis presented by Hogan that claimed to be a roadmap for saving $1.75 billion in state spending. Brown says it's riddled with gaping holes and doesn't add up to anywhere near that amount.

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10:08 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Maryland and Virginia Candidates Clash in Debates

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Challenger Larry Hogan (R)
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The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor in Maryland verbally slugged it out yesterday in a televised debate sponsored by the Baltimore Sun and WJZ-TV.

Republican Larry Hogan slammed Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown charging that his administration led by Governor Martin O’Malley had raised numerous taxes burdening the state’s residents and businesses.

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8:22 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Hogan Says He Doesn't Plan to Release Tax Reuturns

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BOWIE, Md. (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Larry Hogan says he won't make his tax returns public, if his opponent doesn't.

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9:13 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Brown and Hogan to Speak at Forum in Towson

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan are scheduled to speak at a forum in Towson.

The forum is being held at Towson University on Friday. It's being organized by the Maryland Family Network.

The candidates for governor of Maryland are expected to talk about issues relating to child care, early education and family support.

They will take questions from the audience on those topics and others.

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11:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Bill Clinton Subs for Hillary at Anthony Brown Fundraiser

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is taking his wife's place at a fundraiser for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

In a statement Tuesday, Brown says he respects Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to cancel her appearance at his fundraiser to spend time with her daughter and new granddaughter, born Friday night. Brown also says he's grateful that Bill Clinton is changing his schedule to travel to Potomac for the event.

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8:26 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The Governor's Race of Complaints

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The race for governor in Maryland is turning into an exchange of complaints.

The most recent has been filed by Republican Larry Hogan whose campaign charges that his Democratic rival’s campaign has coordinated with a political action committee called “One State…One Future”.

These political action committees can raise money but are prohibited from coordinating fundraising activities and strategies.

Officials from “Friends of Anthony Brown” campaign issued a statement to WMDT charging that Hogan’s campaign was making false accusations.

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10:39 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Wife of Rep. Andy Harris Dies Suddenly

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The wife of Congressman Andy Harris has died.

Sylvia Cookie Harris passed away yesterday after being taken to the hospital.

There were no immediate details but a spokesperson for Harris said that they were waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

But one media outlet is reporting that she died from a sudden heart attack.

Maryland Republican Party Chairwoman Diana Waterman issued a statement last night expressing shock and deep sadness at her death.

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8:17 am
Fri August 29, 2014

2nd Debate Set for Maryland's Gubernatorial Candidates

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A second televised debate has been set for Maryland's governor's race.

The debate, announced Thursday, will be co-hosted by three Washington-area media outlets, including The Washington Post, WTOP Radio and NewsChannel 8.

The hour-long debate between Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan is scheduled Oct. 13 on NewsChannel 8.

The second debate will take place one week after the first one, which is scheduled in the Baltimore media market on CBS affiliate WJZ-TV.

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7:58 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Cover Crop Enrollment to be Announced Today in Maryland

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TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials will be announcing the state's latest cover crop enrollment figures.

Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance will be attending the Maryland State Fair on Thursday.

The new cover crop numbers are scheduled to be announced at the fair.

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12:02 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

GOP's Larry Hogan Ahead Cash On, But Probably Not for Long

GOP Gubernatorial Nominee Larry Hogan
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has more than three times as much campaign cash on hand than his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown - but it's an edge that's almost certain to evaporate.

That's because Hogan is relying on public campaign financing, which gave him a lump-sum payment of $2.6 million from the state's public financing fund. But, unlike Brown, he's barred from raising additional funds between now and the November election.

Hogan reported Tuesday that he had $2.4 million in the bank, while Brown's campaign had $760,000.

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7:54 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Anthony Brown Gets Help From Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden (D)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony Brown is getting some fundraising help from Vice President Joe Biden.

Brown's campaign manager Justin Schall tells The Washington Post that Biden's appearance at a luncheon Tuesday in Georgetown should raise at least $300,000.

Biden is the second big name to assist the lieutenant governor in his bid to succeed Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. Former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Brown in May.

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7:55 am
Wed August 20, 2014

MD Gov. Candidates Outline Education and Business Ideas

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland's candidates for governor have outlined some of their plans to improve education and the state's business climate.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan took questions Tuesday night from residents of the Charlestown retirement community in Baltimore County.

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8:48 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Controversial Fundraiser Joins Maryland's GOP

Larry Hogan, Republican Gubernatorial Nominee in Maryland
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Republican Party has hired a fundraiser who was fired by the national party for authorizing payment for young donors to attend a bondage-themed nightclub.

State GOP Executive Director Joe Cluster tells The Washington Post (http://tinyurl.com/oblwhkd ) says Allison Meyers will work to raise money to promote Larry Hogan's bid for governor.

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7:34 am
Mon August 18, 2014

MD Gubernatorial Candidates Promise to Work With Counties

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan are talking about how they would work with counties, if elected governor.
    
Brown and Hogan spoke Saturday at the summer conference of the Maryland Association of Counties in Ocean City. They appeared separately on stage to take several questions that were given to a moderator.
    

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8:35 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Anthony Brown Gets FOP Endorsement in Governor's Race

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D-Md)
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SOLOMONS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the governor's race.

Incoming FOP president Vince Canales says the 20,000-member group endorsed Brown, a Democrat, at its convention Wednesday in Solomons. Canales says 60 percent of members must agree for the group to make an endorsement.

Brown is facing Republican real estate broker in the Nov. 4 general election.

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11:10 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Another Promise to Eliminate MD Income Tax on Military Pensions

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says he would exempt military retirement income from state income taxes for the majority of veterans.

Brown, Maryland's Democratic nominee for governor and a 30-year Army veteran, spoke at an American Legion Convention in Ocean City on Thursday.

Brown has proposed what he calls a Compact with Maryland Veterans.

It includes creating a program to help veterans find jobs and creating a treatment court for veterans with mental health and addiction-related problems.

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9:58 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield Draws Politicians and Visitors

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The all-you-can-eat seafood festival in Crisfield drew a lot of people including some political candidates.

But the 38th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake yesterday afternoon did not see Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who was in Baltimore with his running mate for a funeral.

His Republican opponent Larry Hogan did show up.

Many in the crowd said they looked forward to meeting with some of the local and state elected officials.

And there was Jimmy Sarbanes, who is running for Circuit Court judge in Wicomico County.

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12:47 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Politicians Expected in Crisfield for Crab & Clam Bake

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CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) - The 38th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake is scheduled for Crisfield.

The all-you-can-eat seafood festival is set for Wednesday afternoon.

The event is known for having a strong political flavor. It's also an election year in Maryland, and that tends to draw even more people who are running for office.

This year is a little bit different, though. Usually, the feast falls before Maryland's primary. This year, the primary was moved from September to June, so those races already have been settled.

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11:59 am
Wed July 16, 2014

GOP Candidate: Eliminate the Maryland Income Tax on Military Pensions

Republican Candidate for Governor Larry Hogan
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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Republican Larry Hogan says he would push to eliminate Maryland's income tax on military pensions, if he is elected governor.

Hogan spoke Wednesday to the Maryland American Legion's annual convention in Ocean City.

He says veterans deserve much better than they have been getting from the state and federal government.

Hogan says veterans have earned the tax break. He also says the tax is bad economic policy.

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8:23 am
Thu July 10, 2014

GOP Candidate Takes Public Campaign Financing

Larry Hogan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland elections board official says Republican Larry Hogan has indicated he will use public campaign finance funds for his general election campaign for governor.

Jared DeMarinis with the state Board of Elections confirmed that Hogan's campaign indicated it would use public financing Wednesday.

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9:28 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Brown, Hogan Win, Colburn Out

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Election Night
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November.

With 90% of the vote counted,  brown won 51 percent in the Democratic primary to 24 percent for Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Delegate Heather Mizeur came in third with 22% of the vote.

Meanwhile, Hogan outdistanced his nearest rival by 43 percent to Harford County Executive David Craig who came in with 30 percent. Charles County businessman Charles Lollar picked up 15 pecent while Delegate Ron George received 12 percent.

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9:03 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Maryland Voters Go To the Polls Today

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Maryland voters are set to go to the polls today to cast their ballots in primaries across the state.

Voting precincts open at 7 a.m. in Maryland and will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Topping the ballot are the primary races for governor.

On the Democratic side Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has been leading in the polls against rivals Attorney General Doug Gansler and Delegate Heather Mizeur.

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12:21 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Ken Ulman Vows to Creative Competitive Business Climate

Howard County Executive Ken Ulan
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Ken Ulman, Anthony Brown’s running mate in the Democratic primary race for governor, took a walk through downtown Salisbury.

He was making his case for his team saying that if elected they would focus on creating a competitive business climate and working with local partners.

As Howard County executive he told residents that he realized that the area was still recovering from the 2008 recession and that a Brown administration did not see a real reason to raise taxes.

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8:33 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Doug Gansler Offers Tax Cut Plan in MD Governor's Race

Attorney General Doug Gansler
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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is proposing a middle class tax cut, as Maryland's primary in the governor's race is less than two weeks away.

Gansler on Thursday proposed the tax cut for households with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. An individual would get a $200 income tax credit for 2016, 2017 and 2018 tax years. Families would get a $400 tax credit for each of those years.

Early voting began Thursday. It will continue for a week. Maryland's primary is June 24.

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