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9:33 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Gov-Elect Larry Hogan Attends Veterans Day Parade

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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan thanked voters and veterans alike yesterday at a Veterans Day parade in Leonardtown.

Many of those who attended the parade Tuesday say they hope the Republican follows through on his campaign promise to lower taxes. Many also say they want their new governor to do more to make Maryland more attractive to businesses.

Southern Maryland residents say they want a governor who takes an interest in the entire state, not just the most populated areas.

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8:48 am
Tue November 11, 2014

MD Governor-Elect Makes Thank You Tour

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's governor-elect Larry Hogan is planning to kick off a tour of the state to thank voters.

Hogan's thank-you tour is set to begin Tuesday in St. Mary's County. He will participate in the annual Leonardtown Veterns Day parade. It begins in the morning at St. Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown.

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8:33 am
Tue November 11, 2014

MD Healthcare Exchange, Off to a Smooth Start

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials say about 9,000 people have browsed for health insurance plans so far on the state's newly designed health care exchange website.

Carolyn Quattrocki, the exchange director, said Monday the website is working smoothly, and officials are pleased with the number of people who have started shopping. It opened on Saturday, ahead of Sunday's scheduled opening.

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10:27 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Hogan Wins, Conway Loses, GOP Dominates Wicomico County

Larry Hogan Victory Speech Broadcast on WBAL
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It was a good night for Republicans on Tuesday.

Larry Hogan beat the odds by besting Democrat Anthony Brown by a vote of 54 percent to 44 percent to become the only the second Republican since Spiro Agnew to ascend to the governor’s chair in Maryland.

Hogan beat back Brown’s attempt to be the first Maryland Lt. Gov. to succeed to the office and the first African American to hold the office Maryland.

During the campaign the Republican had battered Brown over tax hikes and the flawed rollout of the state’s health exchange.

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9:19 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Voters Go to the Polls

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Voters are going to the polls across the nation.

Here on the Eastern Shore Republicans are making efforts to unseat Democratic incumbents.

Delegate Norm Conway is being challenged by Republican Carl Anderton while State Senator Jim Mathias is facing off against Republican Delegate Mike McDermott.

In Wicomico County Republican Bob Culver is taking a shot at County Executive Rick Pollitt.

Meanwhile, in Maryland’s First Congressional District incumbent Republican Andy Harris faces a challenge by Bill Tilghman.

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8:41 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Hillary Clinton & Martin O'Malley: Together at Brown Rally

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Martin O’Malley, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, complimented each other yesterday at a rally in Maryland, even though they weren’t sharing the stage at the same time.

Clinton and O’Malley attended a get-out-the-vote rally on Thursday for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in College Park, who is running to take the term-limited governor’s place.

O’Malley says Clinton served the country “so very well” as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

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9:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Brown and Hogan Closing in on the Finish Line

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With less than a week to go before the gubernatorial election in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R) are bringing in some big political names as the race tightens to single digits in the public opinion polls. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the campaign and the issues that divide the two candidates.

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12:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Gun Safety Group Endorses Brown for MD Governor

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's gubernatorial race.

The Brady campaign, which announced the endorsement Tuesday, cited Brown's support for a gun-control law enacted last year. The law bans 45 assault weapons and limits gun magazines to 10 rounds. It also requires handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police.

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7:42 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Governor Christie to Give Hogan Campaign a Lift

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming back to Maryland to campaign for Larry Hogan in his bid for governor.

Christie, who is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Glen Burnie on Tuesday at the Honey Bee Diner.

It will be the third campaign stop in Maryland by Christie for Hogan, who is running against Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

The visit comes a week before Election Day.

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8:33 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton Stumps for Anthony Brown

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to come to Maryland to help Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's campaign for governor.

Brown's campaign announced Clinton is planning to attend a rally on Thursday to urge voters to the polls.

The event will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Ritchie Coliseum -- five days before Election Day.

It's the second big rally recently for Brown in Prince George's County, his home base and a jurisdiction important to winning the race. President Barack Obama held a rally for him in Upper Marlboro last week.

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7:58 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Republican Governors Association Helps Hogan in Governor's Race

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Republican Governors Association is going to run television ads for Larry Hogan in the Maryland governor's race.

Jon Thompson, a spokesman for the RGA, confirmed the ad buy Thursday.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the group, has attended two fundraisers for Hogan in Maryland.

Hogan is running against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. The Democratic Governors Association has run ads for Brown.

A poll by The Washington Post earlier this month had Brown leading by 9 percentage points.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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