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Jun 7, 2021

Author Wes Moore joins Maryland governor race

Author Wes Moore announced he is running for governor of Maryland.

Jul 18, 2018

Md. candidates expected to swarm Tawes Crab and Clam Bake

It's time for one of the hottest traditional events on Maryland's political calendar, especially in an election year.

May 10, 2018

FEC: Childcare a legitimate campaign expense

The Federal Election Commission ruled that a congressional candidate can use donor funds to pay for childcare while she's campaigning, removing a hurdle for those seeking office while raising kids and potentially opening the door to more women who want to enter politics.

Aug 13, 2012

Charles C. Haynes: Religious affiliation dims as factor in presidential race

Remember all the media chatter during the primaries about how the “Mormon factor” could undermine Mitt Romney’s candidacy? Forget about it. American voters, it turns out, are mostly unconcerned about Romney’s religious affiliation or have no idea what it is. Only 60 percent of voters are aware that Romney is a Mormon, 9 percent think […]

Jun 25, 2012

‘Citizens United’ trumps state law, Supreme Court affirms

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending. By a 5-4 vote, the court’s conservative justices said the decision in the Citizens United case in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and […]

Apr 3, 2012

Senate primary has two crowded fields

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Democratic and Republican Senate primaries are crowded this year with eight Democrats hoping to upset a popular and well-funded Democratic incumbent Tuesday. For the GOP, there are 10 candidates hoping to win the nomination, including a former U.S. Secret Service agent and a former Bush administration official. Democratic incumbent Sen. Benjamin Cardin […]

Apr 3, 2012

Republican candidates vie for Md.’s 37 delegates in primary

ANNAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidates are vying for 37 delegates in Maryland’s primary, with Mitt Romney expected to fare well in a state that’s home to many moderate GOP members. Candidates have been making campaign appearances in the state in advance of Tuesday’s primary. Maryland is getting a rare moment in the Republican spotlight because […]

Mar 23, 2012

GOP presidential candidates plan Maryland visits

ANNAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidates are planning to visit Maryland next week. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s national press secretary said in an email Friday that Santorum is planning a visit to Maryland on Tuesday. Alice Stewart says details are still being worked out. Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s campaign announced on its website a town […]

Mar 22, 2012

Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas

LOS ANGELES — Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats’ gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can’t afford to fill the tank. From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above […]

Feb 24, 2012

A dozen on shortlist to be next dean at UB Law

The University of Baltimore School of law has narrowed its search for its next dean down to 12 candidates, according to the chairwoman of the search committee. Michele E. Gilman, a professor and director of the civil advocacy clinic, told students in an email Tuesday that the committee will be interviewing all 12 candidates during […]

Aug 9, 2011

Rawlings-Blake, Pugh ‘dissed’ in Conaway campaign site rap

Baltimore City mayoral candidate Frank Conaway has posted a rap on his campaign site that’s a little hard to miss. It takes just a couple swipes at his competitors for the spot — Otis Rolley, Catherine Pugh, Joseph “Jody” Landers and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. While we’re not sure this is actually Conaway rapping himself, the […]

Jul 21, 2011

C. Fraser Smith: Calculating the Dixon factor

Sheila Dixon’s return to politics says as much about the crop of challengers in this year’s race for mayor as it does about her. It’s vintage Dixon, though. Here she is, more or less announcing her candidacy for mayor in 2015 as if she were responding to a draft movement. It had the infamous Sheila […]

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