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9:32 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Nearly $1 Million in O'Malley Political Action Committee

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has about $938,000 in cash on hand for his political action committee as he weighs running for president.

O'Malley filed his latest fundraising report Thursday for his PAC.

The governor reported raising a total of $581,550 in a federal account and a non-federal account for the period, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 24.

He raised about $458,722 for his non-federal account and spent about $350,447 during the period. O'Malley raised about $122,825 in his federal account and spent about $48,051.

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11:15 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Colin Bonini Jumps into Race for Delaware Governor

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Just days after the 2014 election, the race for governor in the state of Delaware has already begun.

Delaware state Senator Colin Bonini says he will seek the Republican nomination for the state’s top job.

He is joining Democratic Attorney General Beau Biden who has already expressed his interest in taking on the campaign for government two years from now.

Bonini told the Wilmington News Journal that that while it was important to focus on the winners of this week’s election he was already making his bid for governor.

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11:11 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Some Candidates Show up for Return Day

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In Delaware yesterday it was time to bury the hatch – literally.

The ceremony is part of Return Day with politicians gathering in the Georgetown Circle after the hard fought 2014 elections.

It’s a time when partisan politics are put aside and the crowds cheer.

Democratic Senator Chris Coons said that he wished the nation could have a Return Day given the rancor occurring in Washington over the years.

And, Democratic Congressman John Carney told WBOC that he agreed.

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11:04 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Remove Campaign Signs or Else!

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The election is over, and transportation officials want candidates to clean up after themselves.

The Department of Transportation says all roadside signs in the state right of way must be removed by Dec. 5. State law allows signs in some areas of the state-owned right of way for 30 days before and 30 days after an election.

Officials are encouraging candidates, campaign workers and residents to remove the signs quickly because high winds are predicted for the end of the week.

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8:59 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Senator Mark Warner Holds Slight Lead

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va)
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia was locked in a tight race with GOP challenger Ed Gillespie, a contest many thought the incumbent would easily win.

Returns tabulated by The Associated Press late Tuesday showed the race in Virginia was too close to call. That didn't stop Warner from declaring victory and promising to work with Republicans, who took control of the Senate.

Gillespie told his supporters to be patient and told them he would have a better idea of the outcome Wednesday.

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9:19 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Voters Go to the Polls

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Voters are going to the polls across the nation.

Here on the Eastern Shore Republicans are making efforts to unseat Democratic incumbents.

Delegate Norm Conway is being challenged by Republican Carl Anderton while State Senator Jim Mathias is facing off against Republican Delegate Mike McDermott.

In Wicomico County Republican Bob Culver is taking a shot at County Executive Rick Pollitt.

Meanwhile, in Maryland’s First Congressional District incumbent Republican Andy Harris faces a challenge by Bill Tilghman.

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4:00 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Rep. Andy Harris Talks Issues on Eve of Mid-Term Elections

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Congressman Andy Harris is seek a third term in the November’s mid-term election.

And, he has been described as a true conservative   

Harris defeated the Republican incumbent Wayne Gilchrest in the 2008 primary only to be defeated by Democrat Frank Kratovil in presidential election that swept Barak Obama into the presidency.

But, Harris came back in the 2010 mid-term elections to defeat Kratovil. He now faces Democratic challenger Bill Tilghman. 

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8:28 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Democrat Talks About his Challenge to Rep. Andy Harris

Bill Tilghman, Democratic candidate for Maryland's First Congressional District
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In Maryland's First Congressional District incumbent Andy Harris is not expected to have any trouble winning over his conservative constituency in Tuesday's mid-term election.  However, Democratic challenger Bill Tilghman has been campaigning to thwart a third term for the Republican. We sat down with Tilghman to talk about the issues and the campaign.

(The campaign manager for Harris says she expects the congressman will be available later today for an interview that would be broadcast during All Things Considered.)

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8:11 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Political Celebrities Hit Campaign Trail in Maryland

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BALTIMORE (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is planning to campaign for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the Maryland governor's race.

Obama is scheduled to attend a rally in Baltimore on Monday at the War Memorial Building.

Rep. Elijah Cummings also is scheduled to attend the rally, which comes a day before Election Day.

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11:30 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Early Balloting in MD Nets 8.3% of Eligible Voters

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - About 8.3 percent of eligible voters in Maryland have cast ballots during eight days of early voting.

The Maryland State Board of Elections posted Friday that 307,646 people voted early.

Early voting ended Thursday. Montgomery County, the state's largest jurisdiction, had 5.6 percent of eligible voters make it to the polls. That's the third lowest percentage of eligible voters in the state's 24 jurisdictions.

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8:52 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Harris Backs Attacks on Eastern Shore Democrats

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Congressman Andy Harris is making a big financial contribution to attacks on Eastern Shore Democrats seeking reelection to the state legislature.

The television ad takes aim at state Senator Jim Mathias and Delegate Norm Conway tying them to President Obama and calling them “tax-and-spend peas in a giant liberal pod.”

It adds, “That’s not what the Shore needs.”

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8:41 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Hillary Clinton & Martin O'Malley: Together at Brown Rally

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Martin O’Malley, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, complimented each other yesterday at a rally in Maryland, even though they weren’t sharing the stage at the same time.

Clinton and O’Malley attended a get-out-the-vote rally on Thursday for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in College Park, who is running to take the term-limited governor’s place.

O’Malley says Clinton served the country “so very well” as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

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8:36 am
Fri October 31, 2014

A New Face for MD Senate District 37

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Maryland's state Senate District 37 will have a new face this election with incumbent Richard Colburn's defeat in the GOP primary. Republican Delegate Addie Eckardt and Democratic challenger Christopher Robinson are vying for the seat. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the candidates and the issues.

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9:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Brown and Hogan Closing in on the Finish Line

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R)
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With less than a week to go before the gubernatorial election in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R) are bringing in some big political names as the race tightens to single digits in the public opinion polls. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the campaign and the issues that divide the two candidates.

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12:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Gun Safety Group Endorses Brown for MD Governor

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's gubernatorial race.

The Brady campaign, which announced the endorsement Tuesday, cited Brown's support for a gun-control law enacted last year. The law bans 45 assault weapons and limits gun magazines to 10 rounds. It also requires handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police.

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7:47 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Voting Machine Troubles Fixed in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Board of Elections says it has responded to some complaints from voters about voting units that displayed a candidate different than a voter's selection.

The board said Monday it has received reports that less than 20 units with touchscreens showed a different candidate than the one chosen. Early voting began last week in Maryland.

The board tested 12 of the machines, saying the issue cannot be repeated. The other units have been taken out of service.

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7:42 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Governor Christie to Give Hogan Campaign a Lift

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming back to Maryland to campaign for Larry Hogan in his bid for governor.

Christie, who is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Glen Burnie on Tuesday at the Honey Bee Diner.

It will be the third campaign stop in Maryland by Christie for Hogan, who is running against Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

The visit comes a week before Election Day.

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8:33 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton Stumps for Anthony Brown

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to come to Maryland to help Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's campaign for governor.

Brown's campaign announced Clinton is planning to attend a rally on Thursday to urge voters to the polls.

The event will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Ritchie Coliseum -- five days before Election Day.

It's the second big rally recently for Brown in Prince George's County, his home base and a jurisdiction important to winning the race. President Barack Obama held a rally for him in Upper Marlboro last week.

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11:36 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Early Voting Starts Today in Maryland

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Early voting in Maryland gets underway today.

Registered voters can cast their ballots in person through next Thursday October 30th.

The state Board of Elections has set up 59 sites across the state for those who want to cast their ballots in person.

Poll ours run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

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7:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Hogan Comes to Salisbury, Mathias Wins Money Race

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With the election less than two weeks away Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan made an appearance at the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation in Salisbury yesterday.

His message reflected much of his campaign with criticisms of the O’Malley administration’s tax and regulation policies.

Hogan declared yesterday that Maryland was an anti-business state noting that the state had lost 200-thousand jobs.

The Republican is, of course, running against O’Malley’s Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

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7:35 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Fears Over Impact of Voter ID Law in Virginia

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Voting rights groups are worried that Virginia's new voter ID law will disenfranchise some Virginians in next month's midterm elections.

Anne Sterling, president of the League of Women Voters of Virginia, says that rural, poor and elderly voters could face a harder burden to vote this year because they will have to show a photo ID. Her group is working to help people obtain IDs ahead of the election.

Defenders of the state's voter ID law say it provides ample opportunities for people who don't have photo IDs to get them in time to vote.

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11:33 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Delaware State Treasurer Race Turns Nasty

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The race for state treasurer in Delaware has just gotten personal.

An aide to the Democratic candidates Sean Barney said that his Republican rival Ken Simpler lacks “the character and the qualifications to do the job.”

It is just the latest salvo in a campaign that saw Barney replace outgoing state Treasurer Chip Flowers who decided not to seek reelection.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Drew Wilson, Barney’s campaign manager, made the comment in an email after Barney’s campaign accused Simpler of attacking and demeaning the Democrat’s military record.

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9:27 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Big Leader in Fundraising in Somerset County Sheriff's Race

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In the race for sheriff in Somerset County Rick Taylor is leading by a wide margin when it comes to fundraising.

Taylor pulled in $33-hundred from 23 contributors between June and August of this year.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that 12 of them come from outside the county.

Taylor works for the prosecutor’s office in Worcester County.

Among the top contributors were Strategic Wealth Management Group of Columbia, Maryland and Pamela Lankford Revocable Trust of Westover.

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9:01 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Ufholz Not Qualified to Run for OC Town Council

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Ocean City officials have disqualified Philip Ufholz from running for town council.

He says he has been a property owner of a condo on 88th street since 1975 and owns a home in Bethesda where his wife lives.

The city charter requires a candidate to be a permanent resident and live in the resort four months before the election.

Ufholz told WBOC that he was shocked when he got word that he did not qualify to run for office.

He said he had voted in every election since 2008 and had presented last year’s tax returns which listed him as a resident.

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8:47 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Brown: No Endorsement Yet on O'Malley in 2016

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D-Md)
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown has declined to say whether he would endorse Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for president – the man he is trying to replace.

Brown told the Salisbury Daily Times that he is not trying to be evasive but instead was focused on November’s election.

Meanwhile, the campaign of his Republican rival Larry Hogan says that it is sure Brown would be the first person to support an O’Malley presidential bid.

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8:41 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Hogan Gets Chris Christie Boost and NRA Endorsement

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his second trip to Maryland to support Republican Larry Hogan's bid for governor.

Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Potomac on Tuesday morning. After that, he's scheduled to make a campaign stop at the Original Pancake House in Bethesda.

Christie is the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He helped raise more than $400,000 last month at a fundraiser in Bethesda.

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7:31 am
Mon October 20, 2014

GOP Virginia Senate Candidate Behind in Polls and Cash

Ed Gillespie, GOP Senate Candidate in Virginia
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is behind in the polls and campaign cash with little more than two weeks before Election Day in Virginia.

But the former high-powered Washington political operative says he's enjoying his underdog campaign and feels that momentum is in his favor.

The Republican Gillespie is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, a popular former governor seeking a second term.

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9:07 am
Fri October 17, 2014

VA GOP Senate Candidate Pulls TV Ads, Prepares New Blitz

Virginia Republican Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is temporarily ditching television ads in the state with less than three weeks before Election Day.

Records posted on federal websites show Gillespie canceling or sharply reducing ad buys in multiple markets this week.

A Gillespie campaign spokesman said Thursday that the campaign will launch a new $300,000 ad buy statewide starting on Saturday.

Polls show Gillespie trailing his first-term Democratic rival, Sen. Mark Warner, who is blanketing the state with ads.

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11:29 am
Thu October 16, 2014

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Fundraises for Larry Hogan

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to attend another fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan in Maryland next week.

Adam Dubitsky, Hogan's campaign spokesman, confirmed Thursday that Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Potomac at a private home on Tuesday.

Dubitsky says a second event is planned with Christie in public after the fundraiser.

Christie is the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He attended a fundraiser for Hogan last month in Bethesda that raised more than $400,000.

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9:40 am
Wed October 15, 2014

GOP Ski Mask Leaflet Draws Fire on Eastern Shore

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A state House of Delegate race on Maryland's Eastern Shore has taken a rare, ugly turn.

The Maryland Republican Party digitally altered a photo showing Democratic Delegate Norman Conway wearing a black ski mask more typically seen on bank robbers. The photo was placed on fliers that were mailed to voters in Conway's Wicomico County-centered district over the weekend.

Conway's opponent in the November election, Republican Carl Anderton, was quick to distance himself Monday from the mailer, calling it shameful "big-city politics."

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