Perez, Pelosi to Headline Events in Md.

    Maryland is not a swing state politically.

    It does not host an early presidential primary in 2020. There aren’t likely to be any competitive congressional elections here next year.

    But Maryland still gets attention from national political leaders from time to time — in part, because there is a lot of money to be raised here, and in part, well, because some of them are from here.

    So it will be over the next couple of months.

    On Aug. 18, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will be headlining a house party for the Talbot County Democratic Forum in Easton. And on Nov. 2, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — who, of course, grew up in Baltimore — is the main speaker at the annual fundraising gala for the Maryland Democratic Party.

    The theme of the latter event is “celebrating diversity in democracy.” It will be held at Martin’s East, the giant catering hall in Middle River.

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    Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.