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Maryland Politics: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Former MoCo planner Hanson expected to run for council

The suspense is almost over in Montgomery County's race for the open County Council seat being vacated by Mike Knapp (D). Royce Hanson, formerly chairman of the county's planning board, who has been highly critical of what he said is...

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  July 2, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Ehrlich says Kane is someone he knows, trusts

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) cited his trust and familiarity with Mary D. Kane as factors that led to her pick as his running mate, as Kane made her debut on the campaign trail Thursday morning. "I...

By John Wagner  |  July 1, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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First Click, Maryland -- Ehrlich-Kane 2010

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, July 1, 2010: The Agenda Bold or boring? Strategic, if nothing else. My colleague, John Wagner reports this morning that "former...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  July 1, 2010; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Owings dropping out of Md. governor's race

George W. Owings III is ending his long-shot bid to win the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland. In an e-mail to friends Wednesday, Owings, a former state veterans affairs secretary and delegate from Southern Maryland, said he was withdrawing from the race to recuperate from major surgery.

By John Wagner  |  June 30, 2010; 11:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ehrlich picks Mary Kane as running mate

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) reached into vote-rich Montgomery County on Wednesday night, tapping Mary D. Kane, a former Maryland secretary of state from Potomac, as his running mate for this year's rematch against Gov. Martin O'Malley....

By Terri Rupar  |  June 30, 2010; 10:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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As fundraising deadline nears, Mikulski gets a little help from her friends

Every congressional campaign likes to report good fundraising numbers, so with the second quarter of 2010 set to end at midnight, candidates of all stripes are blasting out last-minute pleas for cash. Even candidates -- like Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) -- who probably don't need it.

By Ben Pershing  |  June 30, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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NEA names O'Malley education governor of the year

The teachers' vote was never much in doubt, but Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is certain to trumpet a new, union-designated governor-of-the-year award in seeking a few more votes heading into November. The National Education Association has announced that it plans...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 30, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ehrlich to announce running mate at 10 p.m.

The official word about the running mate pick of former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) will come on Ehrlich's Facebook page at 10 p.m. Wednesday, the campaign says. Speculation continues to center on Mary D. Kane, Ehrlich's former secretary...

By John Wagner  |  June 30, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Anti-slots activists continue fight against casino

Neighborhood activists vowed Tuesday to continue their fight against Maryland's largest planned slots casino, saying they would not be deterred by a judge's ruling last week that derailed a public vote on the Anne Arundel County project. "We feel confident...

By John Wagner  |  June 29, 2010; 8:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , John Wagner , Slots  
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Hanson hasn't made up his mind about County Council bid

Royce Hanson, who recently stepped down as chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board, is "thinking about" running for the County Council seat that will be vacated later this year by Mike Knapp (D-UpCounty). But he hasn't made a decision...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 29, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Kratovil to get credit for homebuyer tax bill

Rep. Frank Kratovil is one of three vulnerable members who got their names on a popular bill extending the homebuyer tax credit.

By Ben Pershing  |  June 29, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Feds kill terrorism training site on Eastern Shore

Controversial plans to construct one of the nation's largest and busiest anti-terrorism training facilities in a quiet corner of Maryland's Eastern Shore are dead, leaving neighbors and environmentalists giddy and members of Maryland's congressional delegation who initially supported building it...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 28, 2010; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Just what the Pr. Geo's election needed: A funky groove

His chances of besting five opponents in this year's county executive race remain to be seen, but there is one area in which Prince George's County Council Member Samuel H. Dean (D) may have just opened up a huge lead:...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  June 28, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich to announce running mate on Facebook

One of the new facets of former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. version 2010 is his extensive use of Facebook -- where more than 25,000 people "like" his page, compared to the roughly 10,000 who have signed on with Gov....

By John Wagner  |  June 28, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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First Click, Maryland -- That's the ticket

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, June 28, 2010: There's an adage in politics that people tend to vote for the top of the ticket. Whether the...

By John Wagner  |  June 28, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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