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9:09 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Delaware Beach Town Warns Parents About Underage Drinking

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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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8:46 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Anthony Brown Gets Union Endorsement, Defense from Gansler Running Mate

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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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9:40 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Doug Gansler Admits He Should Have Done More at Teen Party

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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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11:21 am
Thu October 24, 2013

MD AG Doug Gansler to Explain Appearance at Teenage Party

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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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8:33 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Md AG Doug Gansler Pays Speeding Ticket

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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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12:32 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest Makes Gubernatorial Endorsement

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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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10:44 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Md State Police Fire Back Over Gansler Driving Controversy

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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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1:20 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Gansler Chooses Jolene Ivey As Running Mate in Maryland

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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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1:41 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Doug Gansler To Name Running Mate, While "Backseat Driving" Story Hits the Media

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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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10:46 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Anthony Brown To Get Endorsement by Top Md Legislator

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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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1:00 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Maryland Joins Facebook in Fight Against Cyberbullying

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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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11:02 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Doug Gansler To Kick Off Campaign, Anthony Brown Formally Files

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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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11:21 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Maryland Delegate Questions Gun Application Process

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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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8:35 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Wind Turbine Restrictions Unconstitutional, MD AG Says

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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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8:35 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Endorsements For Frosh Attorney General Campaign

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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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9:32 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Perdue Gets Environmental Building Award, Gansler On Poulty Waste Uses

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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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12:46 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Gansler Says No Apology, Brown Says Apologize to Voters

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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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9:18 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Gansler Remarks on Race Draws Criticism in Gubernatorial Campaign

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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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9:03 am
Wed August 14, 2013

More Legal Action in Decision by University of Maryland to Leave the ACC

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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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9:34 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Race Enters Maryland Gubernatorial Contest

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Issue of Race

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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9:35 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Gansler: Give Prison Inmates Computer Tablets

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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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8:53 am
Mon August 5, 2013

O'Malley Outlines Presidential Hopes, Gansler Begins Gubernatorial Push

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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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9:12 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Crab And Clam Bake Draws Politicians to Crisfield

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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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9:15 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Gansler: Not Surprised by Outcome of Zimmerman Trial

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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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10:22 am
Fri July 12, 2013

MD Governor's Race Picks Up Steam, Neuman To Run for Anne Arundel County Executive

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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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9:06 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Md Attorney General Doug Gansler Prepares for Governor's Race

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler is kicking off a series of informal gatherings around the state.

Gansler is holding the first event in Rockville on Thursday.

The attorney general will talk about policy ideas as he plans to officially announce his run for governor in September.

This event is being held at the Montgomery County Family Justice Center. Gansler plans to focus on domestic violence prevention initiatives.

Gansler plans to continue holding similar events to talk about a particular policy or issue and hear from Maryland residents.

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9:32 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Foreclosure Settlement Checks to Start Flowing in Maryland

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There are more than 10-thousand homeowners in Maryland who begin getting checks from a nationwide settlement with mortgage service companies.

State Attorney General Doug Gansler says those who lost their homes to foreclosure between 2008 and 2011 will receive payments averaging 15-hundred.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story:

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9:28 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Mayor Ireton: Possible Lt. Gov. Candidate?

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Mayor Jim Ireton gave a strong introduction to the first Gubernatorial team of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman for next year’s election.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports a blog has floated the idea of Ireton joining another potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate State Attorney General Doug Gansler.

The paper reports that Ireton said that he has been getting some curious callers.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports that Ireton did not give any hints on his future when asked about the chances of joining a Gansler ticket.

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11:39 am
Mon June 3, 2013

MD Governor's Race Begins to Solidify

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Anthony Brown

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.

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11:46 am
Thu May 23, 2013

MD Attorney General Mulls Appeal in Piggyback Tax Case

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is considering whether to appeal a tax decision by the state's highest court.

If the court decision stands, Gansler says it could cost local governments between $40 million and $50 million annually.

Maryland's Court of Appeals ruled in January that the state must offer credits to taxpayers whose out-of-state income is subject to local piggyback taxes, but granted a stay. The court rejected Gansler's request to reconsider last week and he has 90 days to decide whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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