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Maryland Politics: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Past, present governors make a splash at Plunge

The 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge was ground zero Saturday in Maryland's still-not-official grudge match of a governor's race between former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and current Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). Ehrlich hosted his weekly radio show Saturday...

By John Wagner  |  January 30, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Curry suggests April decision on challenging O'Malley

Former Prince George's County executive Wayne K. Curry (D) indicated Friday morning that he would decide by the end of the legislative session in April whether to heed the calls of "a lot of people who have been urging me...

By John Wagner  |  January 29, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, January 29, 2010: The Agenda: An election-year end run on same-sex marriage? It's back. Add same-sex marriage to the...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 29, 2010; 6:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley appoints Senate President Miller's son to judgeship

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Thursday named Thomas V. Miller III, the son of the Maryland Senate president, to a judgeship on the Anne Arundel County District Court. Miller, a member of the Maryland Parole Commission for the past 13...

By John Wagner  |  January 28, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Governor , John Wagner  
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Unspun -- Kris Valderrama

"I figured I could play a part" An offbeat interview with a Maryland politician Interview by John Wagner Name Kriselda Valderrama Party Democrat Age "Put 28" Home Fort Washington Position Delegate representing District 26 in Prince George's County To which...

By John Wagner  |  January 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, January, 28, 2010: The Agenda: Obama speech gets thumbs up from Md. delegation Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 28, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, January, 27, 2010: The Agenda: Sex offenders and sunshine: How did we get here? As recently as Thanksgiving, it...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 27, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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How Rushern Baker's slate could have raised more than $200,000 in a week

The jury is still out on how Rushern L. Baker III was able to raise more than $200,000 in about a week's time this month before reporting his campaign finance numbers, but a quick review of contribution laws in Maryland...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  January 26, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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Senate Democrats offer 'progressive' agenda

The Democratic leadership of the Maryland Senate announced a wide-ranging session agenda Tuesday morning that includes formation of a Chesapeake Conservation Corps, an income tax checkoff to generate more funding for disabilities programs and greater sharing of information about sex...

By John Wagner  |  January 26, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Miller: Senate to post committee votes within days

The Maryland Senate soon will post committee votes online within days after they occur, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said Tuesday morning. The announcement was the latest in a flurry of rule changes and proposed legislation this...

By John Wagner  |  January 26, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Donors who supplied Baker campaign with $206,000 unknown, so far

After former Del. Rushern L. Baker's III's campaign for Prince George's County Executive announced a strong financial statement last week with more than $300,000 cash on hand, campaign finance records show that about two-thirds of that sum came from donors...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  January 26, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, January, 26, 2010: The Agenda: Budget and election-year politics collide For weeks it has seemed that if Gov. Martin...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 26, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Now It's Your Turn: What's Wayne Curry up to?

Rumors about Wayne K. Curry running for governor heated up with last week's campaign-style tribute to the former Prince George's county executive. Is Curry getting ready to run? Should he? Tell us what you think by posting your comments below....

By John Wagner  |  January 25, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  John Wagner , Your Turn  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click as a morning e-mail. Monday, January 25, 2010: The Agenda Delay in State address further hints at modest O'Malley agenda The surprise that Gov....

By John Wagner  |  January 25, 2010; 6:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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