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Candidates trade barbs amid the crabs and hush puppies at Tawes

‘There's a great crowd and a nice energy,’ says Gov. Larry Hogan of the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, the annual political gathering in Crisfield, where he has become one of the most popular attendees. (Bryan P. Sears/The Daily Record)

Like salmon swimming upstream to spawn and swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, July in Maryland for some means the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, a migration to a far-flung edge of the map for what some call the "midsummer classic" of state politics.

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Ben Jealous captures Md. Democratic gubernatorial nomination

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous stands outside a polling place, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous won the Maryland Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday, giving him a shot at becoming the state’s first black governor and setting up a battle between the progressive candidate and a popular Republican incumbent. Jealous ...

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Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

Democratic candidates for Maryland governor, from eft, Jim Shea, state Sen. Richard Madaleno, former NAACP head Ben Jealous, Valerie Ervin, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Alec Ross and Krish Vignarajah, prepare to begin a debate, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country.

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Democrats challenging Hogan introduce themselves to voters in 1st debate

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidates, from left, Rushern Baker, Valerie Ervin, Jim Shea, Alec Ross, Richard Madaleno, Krish Vignarajah, James Jones and Ben Jealous prepare for a Maryland Democratic primary gubernatorial debate on Monday, May 21. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats vying to challenge Gov. Larry Hogan in November gathered in Baltimore on Monday looking to make their case and differentiate themselves from a large field or introduce themselves to voters for the first time.

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