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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A measure requiring presidential hopefuls to make their tax returns public in order to appear on Maryland's ballot has passed the state Senate.

The bill was approved on a 28-17 vote Monday night. It would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release the preceding five years of their tax returns to appear on the ballot. It was introduced after President Donald Trump bucked tradition and didn't release his tax returns during his 2016 campaign. The bill now goes to the House of Delegates.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The only Republican to announce his intention to run for Delaware attorney general so far has withdrawn from the race.

The Delaware State News cites a Wednesday statement from attorney Thomas Neuberger, who referenced his "loyalty" to clients and decision to soon file a lawsuit on behalf of the Wilmington firefighters killed and injured in a 2016 blaze. He plans to sue the city of Wilmington for understaffing the fire department.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah has named her running mate.

The former policy director for first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that Sharon Blake will accompany her on the ticket. Blake is former president of the Baltimore Teachers Union.

Vignarajah and Blake filed their candidacies at the state elections board on Tuesday, hours before the 9 p.m. filing deadline.

Vignarajah is running in a crowded Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

The primary is June 26.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Democrats in Maryland appear to be largely unified as the political party faces an uphill battle in ousting the state's Republican governor.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a lack of infighting among Democrats appears to be one of few bright spots for the party as a Nov. 6 gubernatorial election approaches.

The Sun says that Gov. Larry Hogan's robust approval ratings show little sign of crumpling. He hopes to become the first Republican governor re-elected in Maryland since 1954.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has made it official: he's running for re-election.

Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford filed their candidacies together at the state elections board on Thursday in Annapolis.

The Republican governor included a video of them entering the elections board offices on his Facebook page. He says he's going to continue to focus on working for the people of Maryland.

The filing deadline for candidates is Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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Salisbury City Council President Jack Heath now has enough signatures to qualify to run for Wicomico County Executive as an independent.

He handed in over 800 signature to local election officials that goes beyond the 651 needed to get on the ballot.

The requirement is 1 percent of the total registered voters in the county.

Health told the Salisbury Daily Times that he looks forward to the general election in November when he is expected to run against the incumbent Republican Bob Culver.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Most of the Democrats running in the crowded Maryland primary for governor have announced their running mates, and four out of five of them so far are women.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker announced Elizabeth Embry as his running mate Tuesday. Embry is a former Baltimore prosecutor and division chief in the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

On Monday, Sen. Richard Madaleno named Luwanda Jenkins, of Baltimore, as his running mate. Alec Ross chose Julie Verratti, a Montgomery County craft brewery owner.

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Longtime Delaware state auditor Tom Wagner is calling it quits as he approaches the end of his seventh term.

He is only one of two statewide elected Republicans in the First State and was elected in 1989.

WBOC reports the in a statement Wagner said that the decision not to seek reelection was a bittersweet moment noting that his political career spanned more than 30 years when he started out as Mayor of Camden.

The Delaware Republican said that his decision was based on health concerns that have resulted in a kidney transplant.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has filed to run for a second term.

Frosh, a Democrat from Montgomery County, announced his re-election bid Thursday.

Frosh has occasionally clashed with Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Last year, after Donald Trump's election, the Democrat-controlled Maryland legislature gave Frosh expanded authority to sue the federal government without the governor's permission.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A new group funded by a prominent Democratic donor is promising financial help to state politicians of either party who reject money from Virginia's largest electric utility.

The Clean Virginia Project said Thursday it will contribute to any sitting state lawmaker who pledges to reject any contributions from Dominion Energy. It's offering $2,500 a year to delegates and $5,000 a year to senators.