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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A pilot program to help prevent cyberbullying on Facebook is getting underway in Maryland.

Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to help kick off the initiative on Friday in Annapolis.

Educators from nearly every jurisdiction in Maryland are scheduled to attend. Gansler's office says the session is being led by one of Facebook's top public policy and community engagement experts.

The initiative will give educators a direct link to Facebook personnel to help address online bullying.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur says she'll participate in the state's public financing system in next year's governor's race.

Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, told The Washington Post that she wants to run a grassroots campaign and remove the influence of corporate money from politics. She is proposing banning corporate contributions and donations from those who bid for state contracts.

Mizeur is badly trailing fellow Democrats Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler in fundraising.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is endorsing Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.

Cardin announced his support for Brown and his running mate Ken Ulman on Monday in Baltimore.

The Democratic senator says Brown has worked to improve Maryland schools, reduce domestic violence and create jobs to strengthen the middle class.

Brown also has won endorsements from Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and four of Maryland's seven Democratic congressmen for their party's nomination.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The pastor of an African-American church in Prince George's County will be state Del. Heather Mizeur's running mate in her bid for Maryland governor.

Mizeur's campaign announced Wednesday that the Rev. Delman Coates will run for lieutenant governor on her ticket.

Coates is the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. In a break with some other black church leaders from Prince George's County, he was an advocate for legalization of gay marriage in Maryland.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur is scheduled to announce her running mate in her bid for governor.

Mizeur says she will make her choice public on Wednesday at an American Legion Post in Silver Spring.

Mizeur is a Montgomery County Democrat. She has represented the county in the House of Delegates since 2007.

She is running against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler for the Democratic nomination for governor.

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TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.

Turnout for Tuesday's election was low, and both candidates worked through Election Day to reach as many potential voters as possible.

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SOUTH BETHANY, Del. (AP) - The government of a Delaware beach town is warning homeowners that they can face penalties if underage drinking or other offenses occur inside their homes.

South Bethany was the site of a party for graduating high school seniors that Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler briefly visited last summer. After a photo of Gansler at the party was published by The Baltimore Sun, Gansler said he should have done more to determine whether underage drinking was going on.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has picked up a key union endorsement in the race for governor.

Brown and his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, were endorsed Saturday by the Maryland-DC Council of the AFL-CIO, which represents about 296,000 workers in the state.

Brown is running in the Democratic primary to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is term-limited. Also running in the heavily Democratic state are Attorney General Doug Gansler and state Del. Heather Mizeur.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he should have done more to see if there was underage drinking at teen beach party he visited.

Gansler, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, spoke to reporters Thursday about stopping by the June party in Delaware. He said he needed to meet his 19-year-old son to talk to about travel plans.

A photo obtained by The Baltimore Sun and published Thursday shows Gansler amid a group of partying teens. Some of the young people are dancing and there are several red plastic cups visible.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Attorney General Doug Gansler's campaign for governor says Gansler will hold a news conference to discuss his brief appearance at a teenage party at a Delaware beach house.

The Baltimore Sun obtained a photo it published Thursday that shows Gansler at the party. In an interview with the Sun, Gansler said he doesn't remember whether he saw drinking but that if he had, it wasn't his responsibility to intervene.

A Gansler campaign spokesman says the candidate will talk this afternoon in Silver Spring about what happened.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney Doug Gansler has paid a speeding ticket, amid highly publicized reports about how Maryland State Police say he directed them to drive him and his own use of a state vehicle.

Gansler, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, released a statement from his office Tuesday announcing he paid the ticket.

The attorney general says apparently his office received a photo-camera ticket from the District of Columbia.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A former Republican congressman from the Eastern Shore is endorsing Delegate Heather Mizeur, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

Mizeur, who represents Montgomery County, announced the endorsement of Wayne Gilchrest and five current and former local officials from the Eastern Shore on Tuesday.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police are criticizing Attorney General Doug Gansler for calling the commander of the executive protection section a "henchman" of Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Gansler, who is running for governor, said Tuesday on WJLA-TV that reports saying he misused his security detail to get him to events are "100 percent completely untrue."  He accused his opponent, Brown, of "running a campaign about dirty politics," and "pulling out some memo that some henchman wrote two or three years ago."

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Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has tapped Delegate Jolene Ivey as a running mate in his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

The 52-year old two-term Delegate represents Prince Georges County.

In her statement, Ivy said that she was proud to be the first African American woman to run Lt. Governor and to be the first in the nation if they win.

Gansler’s major opponent is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who would become the first African American to become governor of the state if he wins the race.

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BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler plans to announce his running mate in his bid for governor.

Gansler's campaign has scheduled announcements for Monday in Prince George's County and in Baltimore. The announcement comes three weeks after Gansler announced he is running for the Democratic nomination.

Gansler will reveal his running mate during an event at High Point High School in Beltsville. Later Monday, he will appear at a park in Baltimore.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokeswoman for House Speaker Michael Busch says he will be endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's bid to be the next governor of Maryland.

Alexandra Hughes said the speaker will announce his endorsement on Thursday in Annapolis.

Brown, a Democrat, served in the House of Delegates before Gov. Martin O'Malley chose him to be his running mate in 2005. Brown served two terms representing Prince George's County, and he rose to the position of majority whip in the chamber.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing a new initiative against cyberbullying in a partnership with Facebook.

Gansler made the announcement Thursday. The initiative will give educators a direct connection to address issues of online bullying in their school systems.

Facebook outlined the pilot project, which is being described as the first of its kind in the country, at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education fall conference.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing plans to officially launch his run for governor.

Gansler's campaign announced Thursday he will start a statewide tour beginning on Sept. 24 with events in Rockville, Ellicott City and Baltimore.

After that, he will be making stops all around the state.

Gansler will be in southern Maryland on Sept. 25. He then heads to western Maryland the day after that. He also will be campaigning on the Eastern Shore on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland delegate is asking the attorney general whether it's legal for state police to allow up to 200 employees from five agencies to view prospective gun buyers' information as the state churns through an application backlog.

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OAKLAND, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general has deemed a portion of a law aimed at putting distance between wind turbines and homes unconstitutional.

The Times-News reports that Attorney General Douglas Gansler wrote Gov. Martin O'Malley in May noting that a portion of the law is unconstitutional because it would give adjacent neighbors zoning authority.

Garrett County Administrator Monty Pagenhardt, county administrator says the rest of the bill will proceed and be amended in the 2014 General Assembly session.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - State Sen. Brian Frosh is announcing endorsements for his bid to be Maryland's attorney general by two people who had the job over a 28-year period.

Frosh has scheduled a news conference on Tuesday in Baltimore where former Attorneys General J. Joseph Curran and Stephen Sachs will announce their support.

Curran was Maryland's attorney general from 1987 to 2007. Sachs was attorney general from 1979 to 1987.

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Perdue Farms won high honors from the U.S. Green Building Council for the four year $10.5 million renovation of its 94-thousand square foot corporate headquarters in Salisbury.

It’s the first to receive the Council’s Platinum Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for buildings on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Jim Perdue, chair of Perdue Farms, said this was demonstration of the company’s commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he isn't apologizing after a newspaper reported that he told campaign volunteers that his rival in the Democratic gubernatorial primary is relying on race to get elected.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's campaign sought an apology after The Washington Post obtained a recording of Gansler telling campaign volunteers that Brown's "campaign slogan is 'Vote for me, I want to be the first African American governor of Maryland."'

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The gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is calling on challenger state Attorney General Doug Gansler to apologize for injecting race into the campaign.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Brown’s campaign manager charged that the attorney general has used race to divide people.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is asking the state's highest court to order that a lawsuit over the University of Maryland's withdrawal from the Atlantic Coast Conference proceed in a Maryland court.

The attorney general's office has made the request to the Maryland Court of Appeals.

The attorney general says the Prince George's County Circuit Court has wrongly decided to hold the case while waiting for the outcome of a separate lawsuit in North Carolina.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Attorney General Douglas Gansler told campaign volunteers that his rival in next year's Democratic gubernatorial primary, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, is relying on his race to get elected.

The Washington Post reports that the comments were captured on a recording of a July 15 meeting in Annapolis provided to the newspaper by someone not employed by either campaign.

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Give prison inmate tablet computers.

That’s one proposal by Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler as he fleshes out ideas for reducing the number of ex-offenders who return to prison.

Maryland’s top law enforcement officer said the proposal would help offenders build education credentials and social support before they leave prison.

The tablets, he said, would also allow limited and monitored email access so that inmates could keep in touch with their families.

It’s just one element of a 10-part plan for bringing ex-felons back into their community.

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Governor Martin O’Malley told supporters over the weekend that he is laying down the foundation for a 2016 bid for the White House.

While in Milwaukee for the National Governor’s Association O’Malley told political reporters that he will have mapped the campaign by the end of the year.

The Baltimore Sun was told in April by O’Malley that he would take the next year to consider a presidential bid.

While the Governor would not commit to a presidential campaign he said the he was working through the process.

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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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Maryland Attornrey General Doug Gansler says he was not surprised by the not-guilty verdict in the case of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Gansler during an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University in part one of an interview this week.

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