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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.

The Alma Colburn, the estranged wife of state Senator Richard Colburn, may have been urged to consider a run against her husband in November’s election.

The Salisbury Daily Times report that court documents it has obtain show there was a discussion during their divorce proceedings about a telephone poll that asked potential voters what they thought of the newspaper coverage of their divorce proceedings.  

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There will not be a two week extension of the oyster season.

So, says the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Senator Richard Colburn asked for the extension saying that watermen had lost several days of work this season because of the winter weather and sub-freezing water temperatures.

But DNR said that the extension was not necessary because watermen did well this oyster season adding that only ten days were lost due to the weather.

The Oyster season ends March 31st.

Cassia Martens, the woman whom state Senator Richard Colburn is accused of having an affair with, left state employment three days after the Salisbury Daily Times reported allegations of made by Colburn’s wife.

Delegate Kathy Vitale, (R-Anne Arundel) told the paper that Martens has not worked as a legislative aide since January 6th.

The Daily Times reported on the divorce filing on January 3rd.

The paper reports that Alma Colburn charged that her husband had an affair with Martens his 26 year old former aide.

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show that state Sen. Richard Colburn has reimbursed himself with campaign funds for more than $40,000 in meals, gas, lodging, flowers and baseball tickets.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the reimbursements occurred between January 2007 and January 2013.

The newspaper reports that Colburn reimburses himself much more frequently than other Eastern Shore lawmakers.


 The Lower Shore delegation found itself divided over the legislation approved in Annapolis during this week’s special session.

State Senator Jim Mathias voted for the measure that would shift some teacher pension costs to local governments.


             There’s a move in Annapolis to make the University of Maryland in Baltimore pay the legal expenses of the farm in Berlin…they are suing…even if the suit has not been settled by the court.

            Eastern Shore State Senate Richard Colburn has sponsored the legislation…that would require the university to use…its $500-thousand 2013 budget appropriation…to pay for the farm’s legal expenses.