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Sen. Astle Loses Mayoral Primary; Gutierrez Moves On, Hettleman Stays Put

Veteran state Sen. John Astle (D) has lost his bid to become mayor of Annapolis, dropping the Democratic primary Tuesday to restaurateur Gavin Buckley.Buckley,...

Political Notes: Kamenetz’s Day, Greens’ Scorecard

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz (D) made a perfectly conventional announcement for governor on Monday – but that was the point.Standing in front of...

Tip Sheet on the Democratic Candidates for Governor

It’s after Labor Day, and two more Democratic candidates for governor are formally joining the race this week: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz gets...

Political Notes: Cross-Country Endorsement for Jealous; New Annapolis Lobbying Firm

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday endorsed former NAACP President Ben Jealous in the Maryland gubernatorial election.Jealous and Garcetti attended Columbia University together,...

McFadden Mum as McCray Formally Launches Bid to Oust Him

The 45th legislative District  in Northeast Baltimore city hasn’t seen a change in state Senate representation since 1995. Del. Cory McCray (D), who represents...

Mayoral Race Could Be Harbinger of Things to Come in 2018

A synagogue auditorium, where the temperature was alternately too hot or too cold, hardly seemed like the place to gauge whether a mini-revolution is...

Frederick Mayor Headed for November Showdown With Democratic Alderman

Frederick Mayor Randy McClement prevailed over former Alderman Shelley Aloi in the city's Republican primary Tuesday, and is now headed to a November showdown...

Meet the Other Blue-State GOP Governor Who Is Just as Popular as Larry Hogan

We are at a once-in-a-blue-moon political moment when three of the most reliably Democratic states in the union—Massachusetts, Maryland, and Vermont—are led by Republican...

Hogan Pens Email Appeal for RGA, Raises Money at Break-Neck Pace

As he touts his bipartisan credentials, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has signed a fundraising appeal for the Republican Governors Association that implores readers to...

O’Malley and His Ex-Advisers Split on Democratic Gubernatorial Field

By Josh KurtzFormer Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) turned up unannounced at a meet-and-greet event in Baltimore last week for Prince George’s County Executive Rushern...