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Maryland Politics: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Raising Funds for Edwards, Talking About Obama

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) joined Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson (D) and other local leaders at an Upper Marlboro home last night for a fundraiser for Democratic congressional candidate Donna Edwards. Jack Johnson and Donna Edwards at her...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 9, 2008; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Glitch in MoCo District 4 Election Planning

Montgomery County election officials were reprogramming voting machines yesterday after failing to include the party affiliation of candidates on the ballot in Tuesday's special election in County Council District 4. Two candidates - Republican Mark D. Fennel, a marketing analyst,...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 9, 2008; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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MoCo Council Member: Reduce Raises

Council member Duchy Trachtenberg, who leads Montgomery County's key fiscal committee, said today that she would recommend trimming raises for most county workers by 2 percent and by a half percent for firefighters. Trachtenberg's proposal comes as the council considers...

By Ann Marimow  |  May 8, 2008; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Muse Lauded By Business Owners

It was billed as an educational forum for local minority business owners. But it turned into a rally for a state senator and a strategy session to increase the number of contracts awarded to minority contractors on huge developments in...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 8, 2008; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley Defends Hilltop Decision

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) suggested today that an automotive safety inspection station in Prince George's County will receive increased monitoring from the Maryland State Police as he defended his administration's decision to issue a new license to the facility four...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 7, 2008; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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Money in MoCo's District 4 Primary Race

Montgomery County's special election to pick Marilyn Praisner's successor on the County Council is next Tuesday, but campaign finance reports released this week reveal behind-the-scenes loyalties from last month's primary. In the Democratic contest, Praisner's widower, Don, defeated School Board...

By Ann Marimow  |  May 7, 2008; 6:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Harrison Elected to Pr. Geo.'s Council

Prince George's voters have elected Springdale resident Andrea Harrison to the County Council, in a low turn-out special election to fill a vacant seat. Harrison, a Democrat, overwhelmingly defeated Republican Steven W. Johnson, a consultant from Cheverly for the District...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 6, 2008; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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O'Malley Announces Foreclosure Ad Campaign

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced the kickoff of $400,000 advertising blitz today that seeks to make the increased ranks of Maryland homeowners at risk of foreclosure aware of resources that could help them. In coming weeks, radio spots are scheduled...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 6, 2008; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hanko Re-Elected in New Carrollton

When New Carrollton Mayor Andy Hanko ran for re-election two years ago, the contest was so close that Hanko packed up some of the items in his office, took his telephone off the hook, and went home before the final...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 6, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Floreen Calls For Additional 2 Percent Cut in MoCo

It's crunch time for the Montgomery County Council as it prepares to take final action on a $4.2 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year. Council members will make tough decisions next week about raising property taxes and tinkering...

By Ann Marimow  |  May 6, 2008; 6:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Obama Gets Two More Md. Superdelegates

Sen. Barack Obama picked up two new superdelegates from Maryland, including the chairman of the state Democratic party, on the eve of key presidential primaries in North Carolina and Indiana. "I have been inspired by what he represents," Maryland...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 5, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY A special election will be held Tuesday in County Council District 5, in the central part of the county, when Democrat Andrea Harrison, a former Prince George's County Council staffer...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 5, 2008; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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