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WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressman had a minor stroke within a few hours of leaving the funeral of a county executive in Maryland.

The Washington Post reported Monday that spokesman Matt Verghese says Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) is expected to make a full recovery.

His office said in a statement that Brown had experienced dizziness and nausea shortly after returning home from the funeral of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. His wife, Karmen Walker Brown, called 911.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland Democratic candidate for governor has released six years of state and federal tax returns, and he's calling on other candidates to do the same.

State Sen. Richard Madaleno is the first candidate in a crowded Democratic primary to make his returns public.

Madaleno criticized President Donald Trump for failing to release his tax returns in the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump's decision not to release them broke with decades of precedent in presidential campaigns.

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Legislation has been introduced in Annapolis that would tighten the reporting of hate crimes on Maryland university campuses.

The measure comes in response to the fatal stabbing of a Bowie State University student at the University of Maryland, College Park.

It’s being sponsored by Democratic Delegate Angela Angel who has based the measure on regulations developed at College Park following the death of U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins in May.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he will not run for governor.

Published reports quoted Gansler as saying he has no plans to enter the crowded Democratic primary for next year's election.

Gansler unsuccessfully ran against then-Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 Democratic primary for governor.

He is now a partner in the Washington law firm of Buckley Sandler. Gansler served eight years as Maryland's attorney general. He also was Montgomery County's state's attorney for eight years.

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Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin says he will not join fellow progressive Democrats in boycotting the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump.

He told the Baltimore Sun that he saw this as his constitutional duty to attend.

The Takoma Park Democrat added he did not view this as support for Trump’s programs.

His fellow Democrat representative Anthony Brown has announced he will not attend the ceremonies while Representative Elijah Cummings has said he has not decided yet.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown is joining the growing list of Democrats who plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

Brown, who represents suburban Washington in Maryland's 4th Congressional District, said Monday that he would be skipping the inauguration. More than 30 House Democrats plan to do so.

The number of lawmakers who have pledged not to attend increased after Trump lashed out at Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia on Saturday for challenging Trump's legitimacy to be the next president.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Van Hollen will be sworn in as Maryland's new U.S. senator.

The Democrat will be sworn in with other members of the new Congress on Tuesday.

Van Hollen, who served seven terms in the House, won the seat that opened from the departure of Barbara Mikulski, who retired after serving 30 years in the Senate.

Maryland also will have two new House members who will be sworn in on Tuesday. They are Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former attorney general Doug Gansler says he's being asked to consider running against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in 2018.

Gansler tells The Baltimore Sun  he's being asked to run "pretty much every day." Gansler says Democrats are "looking around for the most viable candidate to beat the governor."

Gansler says he isn't ruling out another run for public office. But he says he's not currently organizing a campaign.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Eighteen months after he lost a bid for the state's highest office, Maryland's former lieutenant governor is finding that a safely Democratic seat in Congress is no easy consolation prize.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A state delegate who represents parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties is the latest candidate to announce a bid for Congress in Maryland's 4th District.

Democratic Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk told The Associated Press in an email on Sunday that she plans to run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Donna Edwards. A formal announcement is expected on Tuesday.

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