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Maryland Politics: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

Winners and Losers

Some winners and losers this week in Maryland politics: WINNERS Don Praisner: The retired CIA analyst is the obvious winner in Montgomery County this week, having bested school board president Nancy Navarro and two other Democrats in the primary for...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 18, 2008; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Congressional Election Set for June

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said today that Maryland will hold a special election on June 17 to temporarily fill the 4th Congressional District seat is being vacated by Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.). The announcement came as O'Malley signed emergency...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 17, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Top Gilchrest Aide Joins Kratovil's Campaign

The top campaign aide to Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, who was defeated in February's Republican primary for Maryland's 1st Congressional District, has joined the campaign of the Democratic nominee for the seat, Frank Kratovil. Kratovil's camaign announced today that Lynn...

By John Wagner  |  April 17, 2008; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley: Franchot Is "Throwing Stones"

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley unloaded this morning on Comptroller Peter Franchot, saying his fellow Democrat's vocal opposition to November's slots referendum amounts to "throwing stones in a hypocritical way." O'Malley's comments to reporters came in advance of a campaign kickoff...

By John Wagner  |  April 16, 2008; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Seniors and Turnout in MoCo's District 4

Supporters of Don Praisner, the Democratic nominee for the Montgomery County Council's District 4 seat, cheered his victory late last night at a celebration at his daughter's home. This morning, Praisner attributed his defeat of School Board President Nancy Navarro...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 16, 2008; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Praisner, Fennel Win in MoCo District 4

Don Praisner, the widower of the late Montgomery County Council member Marilyn Praisner, yesterday won the Democratic nomination in District 4 to serve out the rest of her term. Mark Fennel won the GOP nomination. Here are the results, and...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 16, 2008; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Low Turnout in MoCo Special Election

Turnout has so far been sparse in eastern Montgomery County's special election for the District 4 seat of the late Council member Marilyn Praisner. Most of the polling places in District 4 are schools, which are open today, and that...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 15, 2008; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Edwards Not Only Dem Interested in District 4

Here's someone unhappy that the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation to eliminate a special primary election to fill out Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D)'s congressional term: Jason Jennings, a former contestant for the seat. Jennings, a utility consultant from...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 15, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo Pulls Greeting to Pope From Buses

Montgomery County officials today pulled plans to use hundreds of Ride On buses to greet Pope Benedict XVI, following concerns from some riders who questioned whether it was appropriate for a public entity to welcome a religious leader. When Ride...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 14, 2008; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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O'Malley Coming To A City Near You

With his band on hiatus, this may be the closest Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) gets to announcing a tour anytime soon. O'Malley today unveiled the 2008 lineup for his administration's "Capital for a Day" series, during which a retinue...

By John Wagner  |  April 14, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up in Maryland politics this week: STATE GOVERNMENT * On Tuesday, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) will announce a joint initiative on protecting Chesapeake Bay crabs. Their press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m....

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 14, 2008; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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