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Maryland Politics: April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009

Not Over Yet in MoCo, With Navarro Holding Narrow Lead

Three hours and 723 absentee ballots later, and the outcome of the Democratic primary for an open seat on the Montgomery County Council was still uncertain this afternoon. Board of Education member Nancy Navarro was still holding on to a...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 23, 2009; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Rival Camps Line Up for MoCo's Absentee Count

It didn't have the drama of the 2000 Florida recount, but there was lots of anticipation and excitement at the Montgomery County Board of Elections this afternoon as officials began the tedious process of sifting through more than 700 absentee...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 23, 2009; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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In MoCo, Navarro Claims Victory, Kramer Looks to Absentees

With a margin of less than 80 votes, Board of Education member Nancy Navarro early this morning claimed victory in Montgomery County in the Democratic primary to serve out the term of County Council member Don Praisner in District 4....

By Ann Marimow  |  April 22, 2009; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Navarro Leads in MoCo, But Race Too Close to Call

Board of Education member Nancy Navarro and Del. Benjamin F. Kramer are locked in a tight race in Montgomery County tonight for the Democratic nomination to serve out the term of the late County Council member Don Praisner in District...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 21, 2009; 10:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Top Sun Editor Joins Firm of Former O'Malley Aide

A top editor at the Baltmore Sun is joining a public affairs firm headed by the former communications director for Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). Howard Libit, the Sun's assistant managing editor for news, will become the chief operating officer for...

By John Wagner  |  April 21, 2009; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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MoCo Election Off to a "Slow, But Steady" Start

Montgomery County voters arriving at one of the county's largest precincts this morning were greeted by a receiving line of campaign signs and candidates as they prepared to participate in the special election to fill an open on the council....

By Ann Marimow  |  April 21, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mikulski Raising Money, Planning for a Fifth Term

Anyone speculating that Sen. Barbara Mikulski might step down when her term expires next year, should take a quick look at her campaign finance reports: The 72-year-old Maryland Democrat raised $442,000 in the first three months of this year, bringing...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 21, 2009; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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MoCo Voters Head to the Polls in Council District 4

It's election day in Montgomery County for voters who live in council District 4. Six Democrats and three Republicans are competing for the eastern county seat left vacant by the death in January of Don Praisner. Polls are open until...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 21, 2009; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dagley is reappointed MoCo IG

Thomas J. Dagley has been reappointed to a four-year term as Montgomery County's inspector general. Dagley has led recent probes of the county's police disability system; examined spending at Centro Familia, a nonprofit education organization that has had substantial support...

By Miranda Spivack  |  April 20, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grace O'Malley Standing In As Lieutenant Governor

Another member of Maryland's First Family will be appearing in public tonight with a government-sounding title attached to her name: Lt. Gov. Grace O'Malley. Grace, the daughter of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and First Lady Catherine Curran O'Malley, is serving...

By John Wagner  |  April 20, 2009; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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