Archive: February 2008

Md. Obama Supporters Head to Ohio

Coimptroller Peter Franchot (D) and other Maryland supporters of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid are heading to Ohio this weekend to campaign for him before that state's primary on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. One of the group, Del....

By Anne Bartlett | February 29, 2008; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winners and Losers

A few winners and losers in Maryland politics over the last week: WINNERS Montgomery County Ride-On customers: Following a public outcry, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) decided to restore six of nine Ride-On bus routes that had been scheduled for...

By Anne Bartlett | February 29, 2008; 8:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Once Again, Franchot vs. Lawmakers

The feud between Comptroller Peter Franchot and some lawmakers escalated this morning when a state senator asked the Ethics Commission to investigate Franchot's public release of information on 4,600 state workers with salaries above $100,000. Sen. James E. DeGrange, Sr....

By Lisa Rein | February 28, 2008; 2:55 PM ET | Comments (12)

Child Porn Bill Passes

The House of Delegates voted unanimously this morning to make the possession of child pornography a felony and to toughen the maximum penalty to five years in prison and a fine of $2,500. The vote comes less than two weeks...

By Philip Rucker | February 28, 2008; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tense Times for MoCo's Council

Last night's union meeting in Montgomery County was meant to improve communication between labor leaders and elected leaders, but it also exposed lingering unease among council members as they jockey for committee assignments following the death this month of their...

By Ann Marimow | February 28, 2008; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (3)

MoCo Unions Quiz County Leaders

Leaders of the six labor unions that represent more than 30,000 Montgomery County employees quizzed elected leaders last night on the county's budget crunch and politely pressed them to stick with wage and benefit agreements. The meeting was just the...

By Anne Bartlett | February 28, 2008; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (5)

Ban on Special Session Fundraising

Common Cause Maryland and Progressive Maryland rallied yesterday behind a bill that would prohibit state lawmakers from raising or soliciting campaign donations during a special session of the General Assembly. Del. Saqib Ali (D-Montgomery) introduced the bill in response to...

By Phyllis Jordan | February 27, 2008; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (9)

Johnson Releases $4 Million to Hospital

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson may have bought himself a bit more time to keep negotiating a plan for the future of the county's hospital system today by releasing $4 million in county funds to Dimensions Health, the...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 26, 2008; 4:17 PM ET | Comments (6)

Praisner's widower considers running in MoCo's District 4

Don Praisner, the widower of the late Montgomery County Council member Marilyn Praisner, said this afternoon that he is considering running for her District 4 seat. Praisner said he would either file as a candidate or get behind someone who...

By Ann Marimow | February 25, 2008; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (39)

Wynn: Irony Abounds in Environmentalist Score

This may be a frightening thought for incumbents around the country: U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) was last week awarded a 100 percent perfect voting rating from the League of Conservation Voters -- the same organization that spent more...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 25, 2008; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (4)

Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up in Maryland politics STATE GOVERNMENT * Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) meets Tuesday morning with representatives of the loan service industry, as he continues to highlight the state's home foreclosure problems. O'Malley has had harsh words for the industry...

By Anne Bartlett | February 25, 2008; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too Sexy for My State House

Some prominent Maryland politicians appear in a pair of rather bizarre YouTube videos, links to which have been widely shared in Annapolis. One opens with footage from a Republican congressional forum that included state Sen. Andrew P. Harris (Baltimore...

By Phyllis Jordan | February 24, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (4)

Winners and Losers

A few recent winners and losers in Maryland politics: WINNERS Maryland senior citizens: If the legislature approves, about 7,500 low- and moderate-income seniors will be eligible for a subsidy for their prescription drugs under a plan announced this week by...

By Anne Bartlett | February 22, 2008; 7:51 AM ET | Comments (2)

MoCo School Board Smackdown

Carey Apple, a recreation supervisor and political unknown, spent $25 on his campaign for the Montgomery County Board of Education. Yet last week he received 25,876 votes. To candidates, some parents and other observers, the outcome of the school board...

By Anne Bartlett | February 21, 2008; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Prince George's Council Seat Election Dates

Voters in Prince George's council district 5 will go to the polls April 1 and May 6 for a special election -- a primary followed by the a general election -- to fill the council seat vacated left vacant by...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 20, 2008; 1:42 PM ET | Comments (4)

Legislators Wrestle With Street Racing Problem

Following the death of eight people in an accident during a street race in Prince George's County, Maryland state legislators are considering new laws to stiffen penalties for those who participate in illegal street racing and to prohibit people from...

By Anne Bartlett | February 20, 2008; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (20)

Moco Sets Special Election Dates

Montgomery County Council members this afternoon signed off on dates for a special election to choose a successor to the late Marilyn Praisner. The primary will be held April 15 and the general election is scheduled for May 13. Interested...

By Ann Marimow | February 19, 2008; 4:18 PM ET | Comments (22)

No Magic Bill for Street Racing

In Annapolis, as legislators returned to the State House for the week, many were talking about the illegal street racing accident Saturday in Accokeek that left eight men dead. A House committee will hear testimony tomorrow for a bill proposed...

By Phyllis Jordan | February 19, 2008; 6:16 AM ET | Comments (5)

Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: STATE GOVERNMENT A Senate committee will hold a hearing at 1 p.m. Tuesday on a bill that would call for reducing Maryland's greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 90 percent...

By Anne Bartlett | February 18, 2008; 8:46 AM ET | Comments (4)

Strategists Weigh In On Wynn/Edwards

The political establishment in Maryland's 4th congressional district is still largely in a state of shock over Donna Edwards' margin of victory over longtime county figure Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D) in Tuesday's primary. Now that all but two Prince...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 15, 2008; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (36)

Winners and Losers

Our colleague Chris Cillizza has already blogged here on some of the winners and losers in Tuesday's Potomac Primary. Here are a few more from Maryland Moment's perspective: WINNERS: Obama's Maryland team: Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) and U.S. Rep....

By Anne Bartlett | February 15, 2008; 8:49 AM ET | Comments (8)

O'Malley on Potomac Primary

If Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) was depressed that he wasn't able to pull it out for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton in Maryland yesterday, he didn't show it today. "It was a tremendous day with tremendous turnout," the governor told reporters...

By Lisa Rein | February 13, 2008; 3:31 PM ET | Comments (8)

Potomac Primary Roundup: Weather Can't Stop McCain, Obama

Despite sleet and strong winds, voters in the District, Maryland and Virginia braved the cold and other weather to cast their ballots in yesterday's Potomac Primary. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., won a convincing sweep over Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.,...

By Washington Post Editors | February 13, 2008; 3:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

Dougherty Sinks Duck

Organized labor picked the wrong horse in the Democratic Primary in the Sixth Congressional District, where former Frederick Mayor Jennifer Dougherty was the voters' choice yesterday to try to unseat veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett this fall. Dougherty says...

By Miranda Spivack | February 13, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Harris: Victory is Endorsement of Fiscal Conservatism

State Sen. Andy Harris (R-Baltimore County), fresh from his victory over veteran U.S. Rep. Wayne Gilchrest in yesterday's GOP primary in the First District, took a victory lap in the Senate this morning. John Wagner reports that Harris, who was...

By Anne Bartlett | February 13, 2008; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Wallops Wynn

Prince George's County lawyer Donna F. Edwards ousted eight-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D) yesterday, as voters seeking change backed her liberal insurgency over one of the state's longest-serving congressmen. A second long-time incumbent, Eastern Shore Republican Wayne...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 10:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Maryland Voting Is Extended Until 9:30

Icy weather and congested traffic prompted Maryland to extend voting hours until 9:30 p.m. at polls across the state, state elections officials said. Polling places, which had been scheduled to close at 8 p.m., will remain open an additional 90...

By Phyllis Jordan | February 12, 2008; 9:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Very Early Returns

At a precinct in Prince George's County, election officials began posting election results about 9 p.m. -- a half hour before polls closed. Staff writer Nelson Hernandez reports that election judges at Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale printed...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 9:26 PM ET | Comments (6)

'Scary' Weather Won't Keep Md. Retirees From Voting

Elections officials fear that a nasty downpour of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the region may hurt turnout in today's Potomac Primary. But voters at some polling places in Maryland aren't letting the wintry mix keep them from voting...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 6:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Organization May Be Key

At some polling places in the Washington suburbs today, Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign appeared to have an edge in organization. Staff writer Lisa Rein reports that it was hard to spot a Hillary Clinton sign at some precincts in...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 5:47 PM ET | Comments (2)

Getting out the Vote

With just three hours before polls close in Maryland, last-ditch efforts are underway to mobilize voters. In Montgomery County, home to a large concentration of Democrats, advocacy groups tried to boost turnout among Latino and African American voters. Staff writer...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 5:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Supporters Plan to Party

If you're looking to party with your favorite Democratic presidential candidate tonight, you're out of luck. Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to attend a rally tonight in El Paso, Texas, while her opponent Sen. Barack Obama will hold a...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 4:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Donna Edwards Has Two Sample Ballots

Congressional candidate Donna F. Edwards may have endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.), but not all voters Maryland's 4th congressional district will get that message. My colleague Nelson Hernandez, visiting polling places, picked up a so-called "sample ballot" being handed out...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 12, 2008; 3:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Md. Campaigns Worry Snow, Sleet Could Dampen Turnout

A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, coupled with bitter cold temperatures, threatens to dampen turnout late today as thousands of Marylanders trek to their precincts to vote before polls close at 8 p.m. The National Weather Service...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 3:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Md. Democrats Torn Between Clinton, Obama

Some Maryland Democrats at the polls today said they struggled to choose between two candidates who are facing off in what some called the closest presidential nomination battle of their lifetimes. At a precinct in Takoma Park, staff writer Steve...

By Philip Rucker | February 12, 2008; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Voting Pace Brisk in Maryland Suburbs

As voting began in the Potomac Primary began this morning in Maryland, turnout was heavy in Eastern Montgomery County, even beyond the usual pre-work rush. "This is unprecedented as far as I'm concerned," said Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot, surveying...

By Anne Bartlett | February 12, 2008; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Michelle Obama Visits Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Michelle Obama, wife of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) spoke to a packed house at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School this afternoon, taking a not-so-veiled swipe at the Clinton campaign's repeated assertions that Sen. Hillary Clinton is the best prepared to be...

By Miranda Spivack | February 11, 2008; 7:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Janet Huckabee Campaigns Across Maryland

Janet Huckabee, wife of the Republican former Arkansas governor, campaigned across Maryland yesterday in a last-ditch effort before Tuesday's Potomac Primary to deliver a miracle to her husband's presidential hopes. "It's been a miracle just about every week for us,"...

By Philip Rucker | February 11, 2008; 7:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Courts Latinos in Silver Spring

Illinois Sen Barack Obama (D) made an unexpected stop this afternoon in Silver Spring, at Mayorga Coffee Roasters, a Latino-owned shop. The event had not been announced publicly and was intended to be a chance for an intimate meeting between...

By Anne Bartlett | February 11, 2008; 6:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Potomac Primary Round-Up

In the days leading up to tomorrow's primary, washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post are combing the web for news and opinion outside the region to supplement our coverage with additional viewpoints. We're posting what we find here and to our...

By Liz Heron | February 11, 2008; 5:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Charges Up Crowds in Prince George's, Baltimore

By AVIS THOMAS-LESTER and OVETTA WIGGINS Washington Post staff writers Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) took his campaign of hope and change to the University of Maryland College Park and to Baltimore yesterday afternoon. The College Park audience included college students,...

By Anne Bartlett | February 11, 2008; 4:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Confusion Over Campaigning in MoCo

The developer of downtown Silver Spring is increasing training for security guards who wrongly stopped a man from distributing campaign literature Friday on Ellsworth Drive, the developer's lawyer said today. Chip Py, 44, said a security guard approached him a...

By Anne Bartlett | February 11, 2008; 2:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Stumping for Clinton

From staff writer Mary Otto on the campaign trail: Mary Boergers, 61, could be warm right now, wintering in California with her husband, David, a retired lawyer, spending time with their two grown children in Los Angeles and San Francisco....

By Phyllis Jordan | February 11, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Looking To November In Maryland

John McCain arrived in Annapolis this morning, one day before Maryland's presidential primary. But the Arizona senator seemed most interested in talking about the general election in November. "We will compete in the state of Maryland when and if I...

By John Wagner | February 11, 2008; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kennedy, O'Malley Push For Candidates In MoCo

Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley today took their case for their presidential candidates to a gathering of 500 Montgomery County Democratic activists. A hoarse Kennedy invoked the memory of his slain brothers as he urged...

By Anne Bartlett | February 10, 2008; 4:19 PM ET | Comments (5)

Clinton Family Campaigns in Md.

By LISA REIN and LORI ARATANI Washington Post staff writers Starting a full schedule of campaigning for his wife in Maryland, former President Bill Clinton asked a crowd of 500 African-Americans at a church in Prince George's County this morning...

By Lisa Rein | February 10, 2008; 1:28 PM ET | Comments (49)

O'Malley, Kaine Square Off on "This Week"

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley squared off on national television this morning with Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, with the two Democrats talking up their preferred candidates for president and offering different takes on the role of superdelegates in the nominating...

By John Wagner | February 10, 2008; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (3)

A Wave of Late Endorsements

Maryland politicians are offering a burst of late endorsements of presidential candidates in advance of Tuesday's primaries. House Majority Leader Kumar P. Barve (D-Montgomery) and Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy were among those stepping forward yesterday to announce their...

By John Wagner | February 10, 2008; 7:37 AM ET | Comments (6)

Wynn Robocalls Target Edwards' Past Tax Liens

Tax liens once filed against the home of congressional candidate Donna F. Edwards are the subject of "robocalls" to voters by Edwards' primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D) that began Thursday night. The liens have all been released....

By Rosalind Helderman | February 9, 2008; 5:22 PM ET | Comments (14)

Huckabee Tells Supporters to Ignore 'Beltway Babble'

An enthusiastic crowd of nearly 1,000 people greeted former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee today at the University of Maryland, where the presidential hopeful urged supporters to ignore "Beltway babble" about the Republican race being over and vote for him on...

By washingtonpost.com editors | February 9, 2008; 1:55 PM ET | Comments (38)

Clinton Plans Md. Appearance on Sunday

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced that she will appear in Bowie on Sunday, at a "Solutions For America" Town Hall. The candidate will be at Bowie State University's Leonida James Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Joining her will...

By Anne Bartlett | February 8, 2008; 10:50 PM ET | Comments (10)

Hillary's Maryland Ads

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announced today that it will be showing two television ads in some Maryland markets before Tuesday's Potomac Primary. No word yet on which markets. They are called "Free Fall" and "Can Do."...

By Anne Bartlett | February 8, 2008; 2:41 PM ET | Comments (11)

Mikulski on MD4: Whoa

Interviewed by Mark Seagraves on WTOP this morning, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) pointedly declined to endorse either candidate in the race for Congress in Maryland's 4th Congressional District, which includes parts of Montgomery and Prince George's County. Many...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 8, 2008; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (6)

Ehrlich Promises Strong Md. Support for McCain

Sen. John McCain picked up an enthusiastic endorsement from former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. last night, speaking before some 300 Republicans in Ehrlich's home town of Arbutus, a suburb of Baltimore. Ehrlich's endorsement came a few hours after...

By Philip Rucker | February 8, 2008; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (50)

Winners and Losers

A few winners and losers this week in Maryland politics: WINNERS State Schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick: What a difference a week makes. Grasmick looked like a loser just a week ago, when Democrats in the General Assembly were poised to...

By Anne Bartlett | February 8, 2008; 7:21 AM ET | Comments (3)

Obama to Campaign in College Park on Monday

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is bring his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to the University of Maryland in College Park on Monday. Obama will appear at a "Stand for Change" rally at Cole Field House, Campus Drive. The doors...

By Anne Bartlett | February 7, 2008; 5:29 PM ET | Comments (18)

Donna Edwards Endorses Obama Too

Late this afternoon, congressional candidate Donna F. Edwards endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Il.) for president, referring to him as a "fellow agent of change." Edwards' endorsement comes almost a month after her opponent U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) announced...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 7, 2008; 4:36 PM ET | Comments (14)

'Real Live Candidates' in Maryland

Here's a selection of links, quotes and more that touch on Potomac Primary coverage from around the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. Free free to add more in the comments below. Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, a Democrat who helped...

By Washington Post Editors | February 7, 2008; 2:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain to Speak in Md. Tonight; Ehrlich Joins Him

Maryland Republicans will have a chance tonight to see the GOP presidential nomination frontrunner: Sen. John McCain will speak at the Baltimore County Republican dinner in Halethorpe. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had been scheduled to speak. But Romney dropped...

By Anne Bartlett | February 7, 2008; 1:14 PM ET | Comments (2)

Democratic Leaders: Md. Remains Relevant

Maryland Democrats yesterday sought to downplay reports that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) might cede the state to Sen. Barack Obama (D). "We hope both campaigns are active in the next week," said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert),...

By Anne Bartlett | February 7, 2008; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (7)

Sorensen Campaigns for Obama in Moco

Continuing the effort to associate Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign with memories of John F. Kennedy's Camelot, JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen will go on the stump for Obama at the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring at 12:30 today....

By Anne Bartlett | February 7, 2008; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (24)

Potomac Primary Round-Up

In the days leading up to Feb. 12, washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post will be scouring the web for news and commentary -- largely from outside the metropolitan area -- to supplement our coverage with additional viewpoints and posting what...

By Washington Post Editors | February 6, 2008; 4:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Presidential Candidate Appearances

Presidential candidates are starting to make appearances in Maryland as they campaign for the Feb. 12 Potomac Primary in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln/Reagan Dinner hosted by...

By Anne Bartlett | February 6, 2008; 4:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Annapolis Comes Out For Wynn

In a show of local support, U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) was joined by a majority of members of the Prince George's and Montgomery County legislative delegations for an Annapolis rally this morning. Holding Wynn signs and chanting "Win...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 6, 2008; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (17)

Wynn, Edwards Take Questions on Wednesday

Washingtonpost.com hosted chats earlier today with the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 4th Maryland Congressional District: U.S. Rep. Albert Wynn (D) and lawyer Donna Edwards. Here are the transcripts from the chats with Wynn and with Edwards...

By Anne Bartlett | February 5, 2008; 5:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Prince George's Council Chooses New Chairman

Noting that he may have held the shortest chairmanship in the history of the Prince George's County Council, David C. Harrington (D-Cheverly) resigned the top position of the nine-member board this morning and said he would formally step down from...

By Rosalind Helderman | February 5, 2008; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Grasmick Gets Mixed Response at State House

Less than 24 hours after declaring a truce with Gov. Martin O'Malley, State Schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick returned to the State House this morning for a brief ceremony in the House of Delegates. Grasmick stood behind the lectern on...

By Philip Rucker | February 5, 2008; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

Abolish Civil Marriage in Maryland?

Advocates for same-sex marriage have adopted a startling new tacticv in the effort to push legal rights for gay couples through the House and Senate during the legislature's 90-day session: a proposal to abolish civil marriage entirely. They plan to...

By Anne Bartlett | February 5, 2008; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

SEIU's Unprecedented Effort in 4th District

Did you see the ad on tv this weekend featuring the black and white photo of U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D) and the voiceover that says "Al Wynn's changed. Now we need a change"? If so, you weren't alone....

By Rosalind Helderman | February 4, 2008; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (9)

Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week: STATE POLITICS Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn Ivey (D) and other officials will address supporters of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid at 5 p.m. today at Obama's Prince George's headquarters, 1101 Mercantile Lane, Largo. Later, U.S....

By Anne Bartlett | February 4, 2008; 7:03 AM ET | Comments (4)

Clinton Leads in Race for Maryland Money

The Post's analysis of campaign contributions from the Washington region show that, despite a surge of contributions from Prince George's County, Democrat Barack Obama is trailing fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton in campaign cash coming from Maryland addresses. That's not necessarily...

By Phyllis Jordan | February 3, 2008; 2:49 PM ET | Comments (2)

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 | Comments (19)

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 | Comments (25)

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 | Comments (2)

 

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