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Mar 14, 2022

Maryland Democratic Party official resigns over email

A Maryland Democratic Party official and longtime party donor has resigned after an email she sent questioning the electability of Black candidates in the state's governor's race.

Dec 3, 2018

Maryland Democrats pick Rockeymoore Cummings as chair

Maryland Democrats have picked a former gubernatorial hopeful and wife of a powerful congressman as chair of the state party.

Jul 28, 2017

Md. Democrats’ Hogan watchdog ‘Banjo Troll’ quietly leaves

Bryan Lesswing was hired by the Maryland Democratic Party in February as a strategist focused on “holding Gov. Larry Hogan accountable.”

Jun 28, 2017

Democrats criticize Hogan over federal health care proposal

State Democrats Wednesday criticized Gov. Larry Hogan for playing politics and what they said was a lack of leadership in opposing a proposed federal rollback of the Affordable Care Act. Kathleen Matthews, chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, called Hogan “the last to lead” among his Republican governor counterparts. “We’ve seen other Republican governors strongly [[...]

May 15, 2017

Hogan to attend RGA event at Florida Trump resort

Gov. Larry Hogan will spend the first part of the week  at a resort owned by President Donald Trump. Hogan is attending a Republican Governors Association event Tuesday and Wednesday at the Trump National Doral Miami resort with a number of other top governors from his party for what is being billed as a “Corporate […]

May 8, 2017

Kathleen Matthews tapped to lead Maryland Democratic Party

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Democratic Party leaders have elected Kathleen Matthews to serve as state party chair through the 2018 general elections. Members of the Democratic State Central Committee elected Matthews as chair on Saturday. She had been elected interim party chair on March 1, replacing D. Bruce Poole. Matthews says the job of Maryland Democrats […]

Feb 20, 2017

Poole to step down as Md. Democratic Party chair; Matthews in line to succeed

Poole, a former state delegate from Hagerstown, said he plans to step down on March 1 and that Kathleen Matthews, a former Democratic candidate for Congress, is the "odds on favorite" to succeed him.

Feb 17, 2017

Maryland Democratic Party fires back at Hogan on attorney general resolution

A Maryland Democratic Party spokesman hired to “hold Gov. Larry Hogan accountable” is firing back after the first-term Republican criticized the opposition party of playing politics and focusing on linking him to President Donald Trump. Bryan Lesswing, who was recently hired by the Maryland Democratic Party, said Friday afternoon that Hogan’s comments earlier in the […]

Feb 16, 2017

Maryland Democrats hire strategist to focus on Hogan

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Democratic Party says it has hired a strategist to focus on “holding Gov. Larry Hogan accountable.” Citing a statement from the Maryland Democratic Party, The Baltimore Sun reports that Bryan Lesswing has been hired as a communications adviser. Democrats have not coalesced around a candidate to face Hogan, a popular Republican […]

Jun 16, 2016

Md. Democratic Party: Hogan’s Trump announcement doesn’t go far enough

Party leaders called on Hogan to repudiate Trump for comments he has made over the the last few weeks that have drawn criticism from Democrats and some Republicans for being racist or suggesting that President Barack Obama was not tough enough on terrorism.

Nov 18, 2015

Dems critical of Hogan’s Vegas trip

Gov. Larry Hogan's excursion to Las Vegas is drawing stiff criticism from the Maryland Democratic Party, who accuse the first-term Republican of being just another politician.

Oct 24, 2014

Maryland Democratic Party ties Brown election to Ferguson

A new mailer sent to black voters in Maryland attempts to tie the election of Anthony Brown into the police involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

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