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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has named four more cabinet appointees.

Hogan announced Thursday that R. Michael Gill is his pick to be secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Gill is chairman and principal of Evergreen Advisors, a mid-Atlantic investment bank.

David Craig is Hogan's choice to be the secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning. Craig, who has most recently served as county executive of Harford County, ran against Hogan for the Republican nomination for governor.

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With the defeat of Democratic Delegate Norm Conway by Republican Carl Anderton House Spaker Michael Busch has named Delegate Maggie McIntosh to replace him as chair of the Appropriations Committee.

Conway had been chair of the committee since 2003 and had been instrumental in bringing state dollars to the Eastern Shore.

McIntosh hails from Baltimore City and has been a member of the House of Delegates since 1987.

Speaker Busch called McIntosh one of the most well respected leaders in Annapolis and the right person to take on the budget issues.

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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.


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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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.



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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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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Republican gubernatorial candidate David Craig took a tour through Wicomico County yesterday, and Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with him to focus on some local issues ranging from the wind farm in Somerset County and environmental issues to economic development in the region.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republicans in the governor's race agree the state government is essentially a business and the top administrator is an executive.

During a formal debate Thursday evening at Johns Hopkins University, the Republicans' fifth since January, they repeatedly accused Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration of making Maryland unfriendly to investors.

Ronald George and Charles Lollar both touted their business experience as a credential for leading the state. David Craig compared his position as Harford County Executive to managing an enormous business.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland is already moving toward a "two-tier" minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums. But Gov. Martin O'Malley says he wants $10.10 to be the statewide minimum and let counties raise it from there.

O'Malley was arguing for the wage increase Monday before the Senate Finance Committee.

He said $10.10 is "pretty modest," considering the effects of inflation since 1968. The minimum wage that year would be $10.70 in today's economy, according to one measurement of inflation. Another puts it at $9.50.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign financing in the GOP primary race for governor of Maryland.

Hogan made the announcement on Monday as he formally filed to run for office with his running mate, Boyd Rutherford, in Annapolis.

To qualify for public funding for his campaign, Hogan will need to raise about $258,600 in contributions of $250 or less from individuals.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Republican Larry Hogan is scheduled to announce whether he'll be running for governor.

Hogan, who served in former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's administration, has scheduled an event Friday evening in Annapolis.

He is set to talk about his plans at the fall harvest party for Change Maryland, a grassroots organization he heads.

Hogan says about 1,000 people are scheduled to attend. He says the group has grown to about 65,000 members across the state. Hogan was the secretary of appointments in the Ehrlich administration.


St. Michaels businessman and congressional aide Johnny Mautz has entered the race for the House of Delegates for one of the two seats in District 37B on the Mid-Shore…and part of Wicomico County.

The Republican said he plans to unveil more details of his plans…once he formally launches his campaign.

But, he says, he will focus on issues like transportation and education and hopes to find ways to balance the state budget.

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ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (AP) - A Charles County businessman and Marine Corps Reserve officer is launching his campaign for Maryland governor.

Charles Lollar, who is seeking the Republican nomination, is setting off on a statewide bus tour from St. Mary's County on Tuesday to announce his candidacy.

Lollar is also planning a "money bomb" push for donations on Thursday, asking all supporters to make a contribution of any size on that day. 


It was hot and were the politics at the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield yesterday.

With Maryland’s state elections just around the corner next year… politicians showed up as they geared up for their campaigns.

On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who is running for governor showed up with his running mate Ken Ulman along with competitor Heather Mizeur. 

Brown and Ulman by far had the largest contingent on hand.

Meanwhile, Republican Gubernatorial hopeful David Craig made a stop along with his running mate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican David Craig has officially announced that Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio will be his running mate in his bid for governor.

Haddaway-Riccio said Tuesday at a news conference in Annapolis that she has spent almost a decade as an Eastern Shore lawmaker fighting for lower taxes and a better business climate. She says she has also worked for a greater balance between environmental interests and the interests of agriculture and commercial fishing.



ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Republican David Craig says the Harford County executive has chosen Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as his running mate in his run for governor.

Jim Pettit, Craig's campaign spokesman, confirmed the selection in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday.

Pettit says two news conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday to announce her selection. One will be in the morning in Annapolis. The other will be in the afternoon in St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore.

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has picked Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as a running mate in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Brown made the announcement Monday at the Columbia lakefront.

Ulman had been considering a run for governor in 2014 himself.

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Meanwhile, Republican David Craig has officially announced his bid to run for governor of Maryland.