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Maryland Politics: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Margin of 35 votes separates GOP hopefuls against Van Hollen

Three days after Maryland primary voters went to the polls, the winner of the Republican race to face Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) in the 8th congressional district remains unclear.

By Ben Pershing  | September 17, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Ben Pershing, Montgomery County  
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Currie enters not-guilty pleas at hearing on bribery counts

Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) entered not-guilty pleas Friday to all 18 counts in an indictment that alleges that he took more than $245,000 in bribes to use his position and influence to do favors for a grocery chain.

By John Wagner  | September 17, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Md. Dems highlight divide between Ehrlich, Murphy

The Maryland Democratic Party apparently is hoping a radio interview given Wednesday by former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) won't help him bring Brian Murphy's supporters back into the fold. In an appearance on WBAL radio, Ehrlich was pressed...

By John Wagner  | September 16, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner  
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Ehrlich releases a 'Road Map' and a new TV ad

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) on Thursday morning released an 18-page "Road Map to 2020" and an accompanying television ad, touting his plans to reduce taxes and spur job creation, among other initiatives, if returned to office....

By John Wagner  | September 16, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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First Click - Maryland: Elections Board explains vote delays

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, September 16, 2010: The Agenda Across Maryland on Tuesday night, voters tuned into news stations, clicked on Web sites for The...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 16, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. George's state's attorney winner hopes to replicate Calif. program

Prince George's County state's attorney winner hopes to replicate innovative California program to cut crime

By Fredrick Kunkle  | September 15, 2010; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Prince George's County  
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Changed plan helped slow vote count in Pr. George's, official said

Prince George's residents had to wait until almost 5 a.m. Wednesday to get the final tallies in Tuesday's primaries. County elections chief Alisha L. Alexander said it was a matter of good intentions gone awry.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | September 15, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Miranda Spivack, Prince George's County  
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Trachtenberg concedes defeat to Riemer in Montgomery

Montgomery County council member Duchy Trachtenberg conceded defeat Wednesday, saying she paid a price for standing up against "special interests."

By Michael Laris  | September 15, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Michael Laris, Montgomery County  
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Race to face Van Hollen still too close to call

One Maryland congressional contest remained unresolved Wednesday, as the GOP primary to face Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) in the 8th district remained too close to call.

By Ben Pershing  | September 15, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. GOP shows a united front the morning after

GOP unity.jpgMaryland Republicans wasted little time pulling together their winning and losing primary candidates Wednesday in an effort to present a united front as they try to make gains in the heavily Democratic state in November.

By John Wagner  | September 15, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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First Click, Maryland -- 2010 Primary Election

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. UPDATES: *** Baker wins in Prince George's County Executive Race*** ***Md. Republicans hold unity event to rally around former Gov. Ehrlich*** Wednesday, September...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 15, 2010; 3:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Live blog: Maryland Primary Day 2010 night -- Committed volunteers, scant turnout

Welcome to Election Day, when members of Maryland political parties will head to the polls to pick nominees for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, governor and an array of other state- and county-level positions. Keep an eye on the Maryland Politics...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | September 14, 2010; 11:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Ben Pershing, Governor, John Wagner, Michael Laris, Miranda Spivack, Montgomery County, Prince George's County  
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Live blog: Maryland Primary Day 2010 morning -- Mikulski ready for general-election fight

Good morning and welcome to Election Day, when members of Maryland political parties will head to the polls to pick nominees for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, governor and an array of other state- and county-level positions (see the Voters Guide...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | September 14, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Hopkins hits Berliner with misleading mailer in Montgomery

Montgomery county council candidate Ilaya Hopkins has sent a last-minute mailing that includes one misleading and one false statement about her opponent in the District 1 race, Democratic incumbent Roger Berliner. Copies of the 8-by-11-inch red, white and blue flier...

By Michael Laris  | September 13, 2010; 8:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Michael Laris, Montgomery County  | Tags:  Ilaya Hopkins, Montgomery County, Montgomery Elections, Roger Berliner  
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Palin records robocall for Md. hopeful Murphy

Sarah Palin won't be appearing in person to campaign for longshot Maryland gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy, but potential Republican primary voters will be hearing from her.

By Washington Post Editor  | September 13, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner  
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Grocery chain in Currie case agrees to $2.5 million penalty

A federal judge on Monday approved an agreement that calls for a grocery chain to pay a $2.5 million penalty and cooperate in the prosecution of longtime Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's). Currie, meanwhile, is likely to be represented...

By John Wagner  | September 13, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain endorses Ehrlich in Md. GOP primary

His long-shot primary opponent might have the endorsement of Sarah Palin. But on Monday, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) picked up the endorsement of the politician who catapulted Palin out of obscurity onto the national stage: Sen. John...

By John Wagner  | September 13, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Prince George's readies for Tuesday's balloting

Prince George's officials are girding for a busy day Tuesday, when voters in the county's 223 precincts will choose a new county executive, county council, sheriff, state's attorney, school board and General Assembly representatives, and fill down-ticket local posts

By Miranda Spivack  | September 13, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  !Elections, 2010 Elections, Miranda Spivack, Prince George's County  
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First Click, Maryland -- What to watch on Tuesday

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, September 13, 2010: The Agenda Following tepid interest in early voting, Maryland polling stations will reopen in about 24 hours for...

By John Wagner  | September 13, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gilchrest backs Fisher for GOP nod in 1st district

Ex-Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R) is backing businessman Rob Fisher for the Republican nomination in his old 1st district seat, but the announcement may have come too late to make a major difference in Tuesday's primary.

By Ben Pershing  | September 12, 2010; 9:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Ben Pershing  
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