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Maryland Politics: January 27, 2008 - February 2, 2008

Challenger Outraises Incumbent in 4th District

In yet another sign, as if one was needed, that eight-term U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) has a serious battle on his hands to keep hold of his seat, finance reports filed yesterday that Prince George's attorney Donna F....

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 1, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Montgomery Council Member Praisner Dies

Marilyn Praisner, known for her deep understanding of government during her 17 years on the Montgomery County Council, died this morning after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Praisner (D-East County), 66, recently ended a term...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 1, 2008; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Winners and Losers

A few of this week's winners and losers in Maryland politics: WINNERS Prince George's County Council Chairman David Harrington (D) and County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D): The Prince George's Democratic Central Committee nominated Harrington to succeed the late Gwendolyn...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 1, 2008; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Busch Honored for Health Care Efforts

House Speaker Michael E. Busch received an honor today from Salisbury University, which recognized him for his efforts to improve the quality of health care in Maryland. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) received the seventh annual John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Leadership Fellowship...

By Philip Rucker  |  January 31, 2008; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Harrington Chosen by Dems for Britt's Seat

The Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee recommended last night that County Council Chairman David Harrington be appointed to fill a state Senate seat left vacant after the death of Gwendolyn T. Britt. According to the state constitution, Gov. Martin...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 31, 2008; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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New Americans Caucus Is Launched

The New Americans Caucus of the Maryland General Assembly was formally launched this morning, with an agenda of promoting the contributions of immigrants to counter the anti-immigrant mood members say has bubbled up in the legislature. More than a dozen...

By Lisa Rein  |  January 30, 2008; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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GOP Outlines Proposed Spending Cuts

House Republicans today outlined their plan to repeal the expansion of the 6-percent state sales tax to computer services, one of the more controversial measures passed during November's special session. GOP lawmakers want to void the computer services tax, which...

By Philip Rucker  |  January 30, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Money Questions in the 4th

U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.), on the defensive for months for fundraising from corporate interests, has gone on the attack. Yesterday, his campaign manager filed a 34-count complaint with the Federal Election Commission, arguing Prince George's attorney Donna F....

By Rosalind Helderman  |  January 30, 2008; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. Dems on Bush Speech

Maryland's Democratic congress members left last night's State of the Union speech predictably disappointed with President Bush. U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House Majority Leader: "I felt like the President's speech lacked a certain energy, a certain vision, a certain...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 29, 2008; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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To the Air in 4th District

Prince George's Attorney Donna F. Edwards is the first on TV in the tough race for Maryland's 4th Congressional District seat. Her ad, which began running last Wednesday, targets incumbent U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D) for taking money from...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  January 28, 2008; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Townsend Sticks with Clinton

On a day when two prominent members of her family are endorsing Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign at American University, former Maryland lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is voicing her support for Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign. Townsend (D) was lieutenant...

By Philip Rucker  |  January 28, 2008; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Coming Up In Maryland Politics

STATE GOVERNMENT Local school system officials go to Annapolis on Wednesday to plead their case for state funding to build new schools and repair old ones before the influential Board of Public Works, which consists of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D),...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 28, 2008; 6:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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