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Maryland Politics Archive: 2008 Elections

Not Everyone in Maryland Is Delighted

The historic nature of Barack Obama's election was not lost on Republican Bruce Wesbury when he woke up yesterday morning. He decided to mark it by... fixing his shower. "Life goes on," Wesbury said, taking a break from his shower...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 6, 2008; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Elections  
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Joy at Prince George's County Hall

In Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, the nation's wealthiest black jurisdiction, many lapels at the county government building yesterday sported Barack Obama buttons. A security guard and custodian flipped through of a copy of the Washington Post together. "I'm...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 6, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Elections , Rosalind Helderman  
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Guide to Tonight's Maryland Coverage

As polls close at 8 p.m., here's a guide to our online coverage tonight of the election in Maryland: * We'll track the ballot referendum to amend the state constitution to allow slot-machine gambling at five locations. Staff writers John...

By Philip Rucker  |  November 4, 2008; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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After Work, Voters Race to Polls in Gaithersburg

Just hours before polls closed at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, volunteers from both parties huddled under umbrellas as they handed out sample ballots and other information to voters. After long lines this morning, a steady stream of voters...

By Philip Rucker  |  November 4, 2008; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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One Woman's Tale: From Poll Tax to Presidential Candidate

Lorraine Bell had been planning for some time exactly what she would do should the day ever come that an African American would be in the running for president. She would bring with her a receipt for a poll tax...

By Philip Rucker  |  November 4, 2008; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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For MoCo Dems, 'Mixed Feelings' On Slots

Longtime Democrat Pat Ryan, 53, has known for months which candidates she would vote for, but she had a hard time deciding how to vote on Maryland's slot-machine gambling referendum. Even as she stepped into the booth at Seneca Valley...

By Philip Rucker  |  November 4, 2008; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Historic Race Draws Young Voters to MoCo Polls, Philip Rucker , November 4, 2008
Lots of Voters, No Problems So Far at UMd. , Rosalind Helderman , November 4, 2008
A Sense of History for First-Time Voters, Phyllis Jordan , November 4, 2008
St. Mary's Volunteers Motivated to Help Campaigns, Philip Rucker , November 4, 2008
Van Hollen Waits With Other Voters, Phyllis Jordan , November 4, 2008
'Never Been So Proud', Anne Bartlett , November 4, 2008
Voting Proceeds Despite Shooting Incident, Phyllis Jordan , November 4, 2008
Early Voting in New Carrollton, Phyllis Jordan , November 4, 2008
Takoma Park Voters Divide on Slots, Phyllis Jordan , November 4, 2008
Pr.Geo.'s Lawyer Part of Obama Legal Team in S.Fla., Anne Bartlett , November 3, 2008
MoCo's Absentees Swell to 50,000 and Counting, Miranda Spivack , November 3, 2008
Update: MoCo Mailer Citation Finally Accurate, Anne Bartlett , November 2, 2008
MoCo Mailer Still Ahead of the Facts, Anne Bartlett , November 1, 2008
A Word on Registering to Vote at the MVA, Rosalind Helderman , October 31, 2008
Maryland Dems Push Early Voting, Rev Up Obama Vols, Rosalind Helderman , October 30, 2008
Steele Stumps for McCain in Va., Anne Bartlett , October 30, 2008
Va. Gov Thanks Md. Dems for Help, Lisa Rein , October 28, 2008
First Pray, Then Vote, Rosalind Helderman , October 28, 2008
Prince George's Already Has Lines to Vote Absentee , Rosalind Helderman , October 27, 2008
Maryland's Voter Registration Up 10 Percent, Lisa Rein , October 23, 2008
Steele as GOP Cabinet Pick?, Anne Bartlett , October 20, 2008
Pr. Geo.'s Man Pens Obama Ode, Rosalind Helderman , October 17, 2008
Down to the Wire in Md. District 1, Anne Bartlett , October 17, 2008
O'Malley Blames Bush, Talks Up Obama, Anne Bartlett , October 16, 2008
GOP: Defeat Early Voting Amendment, Anne Bartlett , October 9, 2008
Congressional Candidate: Gov't Bailout Illegal, Rosalind Helderman , September 25, 2008
Gansler Raising Money For Obama-Biden , John Wagner , September 22, 2008
Steele Playing Obama In Debate Prep, John Wagner , September 22, 2008
McCain to Attend Reunion in Annapolis, Anne Bartlett , September 19, 2008
Election Officials: 250,000 New Voters Expected, Anne Bartlett , September 17, 2008
Small Town Mayors Unite, Rosalind Helderman , September 8, 2008
Md. GOP: Fired Up, Ready to Travel, Anne Bartlett , September 5, 2008
From the Floor: Historic Evening, Anne Bartlett , September 4, 2008
Gilchrest Endorses Democrat in 1st District, Anne Bartlett , September 2, 2008
Md. GOP Delegate Once Represented Obama, Anne Bartlett , September 1, 2008
Palin Choice Popular in Md. GOP Delegation, Anne Bartlett , September 1, 2008
From the Floor: Picking Biden, washingtonpost.com , August 24, 2008
From the Floor: Last Minute Huddle, washingtonpost.com , August 22, 2008
From the Floor: Meet Your Delegate, washingtonpost.com , August 21, 2008
Md. High Court Takes Transgender Case, Ann Marimow , August 12, 2008
State Nixes Online Vote "Auction", Anne Bartlett , August 11, 2008
Edwards' First Votes, Anne Bartlett , June 26, 2008
 
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