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Ben Smith

How do you press the flesh at an event where all the participants have Old Bay on their hands?

The campaign says the movement to unionize came about ‘organically,’ with support from Franchot and campaign leaders, and was not the product of a hostile negotiation.

The number of undecided voters in the poll was less than half of what it had been in the only two prior publicly released polls on the primary.

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) is having a grand opening for his gubernatorial campaign headquarters in Bowie on Saturday afternoon. In an invitation…

Governor's Mansion

As Democratic candidates for governor begin to staff up and hire consultants, Maryland Matters has learned that Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot recently parted company with…

State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) is cranking up his campaign for governor. Franchot announced Tuesday that he has hired the Baltimore-based Tidemore Group…

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman (D) announced Tuesday that he is launching a nonprofit education and advocacy organization to promote a progressive agenda…

Ben Smith, who served as executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party since December of 2018, has resigned. Yvette Lewis, who took over as…

He received more votes in the last election than any political candidate in Maryland history. He carried Baltimore City and 20 of Maryland’s 23…

Ben Smith, the chairman of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, who engineered and managed the recent campaign of Maya Rockeymoore Cummings to become…