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campaign finance

Jul 10, 2014

Carville B. Collins: Maryland campaign finance law changes, this year and next

The votes have been cast — and the returns are in — on Maryland’s earliest-ever state Primary Election, held June 24. Although the primaries are now over, Maryland’s campaign finance cycle is not.

David Craig, Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar
Jul 10, 2014

Board: Hogan did not violate campaign laws

State Board of Elections officials said Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan did not violate campaign finance laws related to fundraising and polling conducted by his Change Maryland Organization. In a memo to the Maryland State Board of Elections, Jared DeMarinis, director of candidacy and campaign finance for the board, wrote that expenditures made by Change […]

Larry Hogan
Jul 9, 2014

Hogan to use public financing in governor’s race

Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign finance money for his general election run for governor of Maryland, a move that will effectively tap out the state's fund unless it is replenished, a state elections board official said Wednesday.

Jun 16, 2014

Cardin seeks injuction against political action committee

Del. Jon S. Cardin, the leading Democratic candidate for attorney general is seeking an injunction against a political action committee that has targeted him in television commercials and mailings.

Jun 11, 2014

Anti-smoking advocates weigh in on hot Senate race

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Wednesday released a radio ad Wednesday highlighting the difference between Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden and Julius Henson on increasing the tobacco tax.

Brian Frosh
Jun 4, 2014

Frosh says donation a ‘glitch’

State Sen. Brian E. Frosh is dismissing claims that his campaign for attorney general improperly accepted nearly $34,000 in in-kind contributions, saying a glitch in the Maryland State Board of Elections software is responsible for the errors in reporting.

May 27, 2014

Law students find work as public defenders

Adoptions, prosecutions, attack ads and more in this week's Law Blog Roundup

Apr 30, 2014

Justice Stevens: Campaign cash isn’t speech

Campaign donations pay for more than political ads and should not be protected as free speech, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told a Senate panel Wednesday in urging them to rein in the billions of dollars shaping elections.

Apr 11, 2014

State campaign contribution limits unconstitutional, board rules

State laws regulating aggregate campaign contributions will no longer be enforced, according to an advisory issued by the Maryland State Board of Elections this morning.

Apr 3, 2014

Brown campaign files complaint over Gansler ‘save-the-date’ email

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial primary campaign has filed a formal complaint against rival candidate Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler’s campaign, accusing it of fundraising during the General Assembly session.

Dec 26, 2013

What about David Craig?

One candidate for governor and his running mate are curiously missing from the recent lawsuit filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Thursday that seeks an injunction against an opinion issued on campaign fundraising.

Dec 19, 2013

Board of elections memo hurts Gansler fundraising effort

A four-page memo on campaign fundraising during the 2014 General Assembly session will mostly likely hurt Doug Gansler more than any other declared gubernatorial candidate.

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