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8:26 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The Governor's Race of Complaints

Larry Hogan
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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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9:19 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Doug Gansler's Uphill Battle to Become Maryland's Governor

Attorney Doug Gansler
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Public opinion polls show Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a 20 plus lead over rival Attorney General Doug Gansler in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial primary race with Delegate Heather Mizeur a distance third.  The Attorney General stopped by the studios of Delmarva Public Radio to discuss the race and the issues

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12:02 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Anthony Brown & Larry Hogan Lead in Their Primaries for Governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A new poll in the Maryland governor's race shows Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a big lead over his Democratic primary rivals.

Tuesday's Washington Post poll found that 46 percent of likely Democratic voters supported Brown. Twenty-three percent backed Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur was third with 16 percent.

A survey in February also put Brown ahead by more than 20 points.

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7:46 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Doug Gansler Pushes Corporate Tax Cut in Race For MD Governor

Attorney General Doug Gansler
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler is highlighting his plan to cut the corporate income tax rate to demonstrate he is the most willing of Maryland's Democratic primary candidates for governor to do what's necessary to spur the state's economy.

Gansler wants to gradually cut the state's corporate income tax from 8.25 percent to 6 percent. He says that will make Maryland more competitive with Virginia for companies that want to be near the nation's capital.

Gansler is running in the Democratic primary against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Del. Heather Mizeur.

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9:51 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Anthony Brown Defends Health Exchange Role During MPT Debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Atty. Gen. Doug Gansler, Del. Heather Mizeur
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown continues to face questions about Maryland's badly flawed health exchange website in his bid to become the next governor

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9:37 am
Mon June 2, 2014

GOP Candidates Debate in MD Governor's Race (Update)

GOP Candidates Debate in Governor's Race Broadcast by WMDT-TV from the Salisbury University campus
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The four Republican candidates for governor will be debating at the studios of Maryland Public Television.

The debate will take place on Monday afternoon in Owings Mills.

The GOP hopefuls are Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ron George of Anne Arundel County, Larry Hogan of Anne Arundel County and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar.

The Maryland League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring the debate. Jason Newton of WBAL-TV will be the moderator.

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11:39 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Delegate Heather Mizeur: The Liberal in MD Democratic Governor's Race

Delegate Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County)
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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur is campaigning as the most liberal candidate in Maryland's Democratic primary.

She told The Associated Press in a recent interview that closing income inequality gaps is a top priority. She supports bringing back a tax on people with incomes of $1 million or more to help ease the tax burden on the middle class.

She also backs legalizing marijuana and taxing it to pay for expanding pre-kindergarten.

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9:05 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Anthony Brown Gets Endorsement from Key Environmental Group

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (right) and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (left)
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BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.

The environmental group announced the endorsement Wednesday in Baltimore.

Karla Raettig, the executive director of the organization, says the group is confident Brown will build on the environmental record of Gov. Martin O'Malley.

The group also noted Brown's running mate, Ken Ulman, for environmental initiatives he supported as county executive of Howard County.

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11:21 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Post Endorses GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Washington Post has endorsed Larry Hogan in the Republican primary for governor.

The newspaper on Wednesday (http://wapo.st/1noggVI ) wrote that Hogan is the "most likely to offer voters a plausible alternative." It did not express much enthusiasm for the race in general, referring to "the lackluster Democratic contest" and describing the GOP primary as "a low-key affair."

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9:01 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Brown Campaign Gets Heavy Political Backing

Former President Bill Clinton
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POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Maryland to talk to supporters of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Clinton is scheduled to speak to supporters at a fundraiser in Potomac on Tuesday to express his support for the lieutenant governor in his Democratic primary race for governor.

Parris Glendening Endorsement

EDMONSTON, Md. (AP) - Former Gov. Parris Glendening is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.

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8:11 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Washington Post Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post editorial board is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's Democratic primary race for governor as the best candidate to attract and retain jobs.

In an editorial Sunday, the Post editorial board writes that Brown is "a conscientious public servant with broad experience" as a lawyer, legislator and in the executive branch under Gov. Martin O'Malley.

The editorial notes much of Maryland's electorate remains undecided in the June 24 primary. The winner is likely to become the next governor.

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9:05 am
Wed May 7, 2014

MD Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Candidates in Mryalnd's Democratic primary are scheduled to debate at the University of Maryland.

The debate Wednesday evening will be held in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur are scheduled to participate.

The debate will focus on the state's economy. It's expected to include discussion about job creation, education and transportation and transit challenges facing the state.

Maryland's primary is June 24.

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