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Storm prompts Hogan to curtail stumping for Christie

An impending winter storm prompted Gov. Larry Hogan to cut short his political trip to New Hampshire, where he had been campaigning since Saturday on behalf of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential bid.

Hogan aides said Monday the Republican governor will return to Maryland two days early because a potentially severe storm.

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Martin O'Malley formally bows out in Maryland, other races set

Martin O'Malley formally withdrew his name from the Maryland presidential ballot on Friday, avoiding the possibility of an embarrassing home state result in the April primary.

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Edwards raises $600K; has less than $300K on hand in Senate bid

Maryland Senate candidate Donna Edwards will report raising just over $600,000 but had less than $300,000 in the bank at the end of 2015, according to a campaign finance report filed recently with the Federal Election Commission.

Edwards, of Prince George's County, is running against Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Montgomery County for the seat that will left vacant next year by retiring Sen. Barbara A.

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Former NAACP president Ben Jealous backs Bernie Sanders

Benjamin Jealous, the former head of the NAACP and a Baltimore native, formally endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday -- giving a boost to a campaign that has occasionally struggled to connect with African American voters.

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Martin O'Malley withdraws from home state's ballot

Martin O'Malley withdrew his name from the Maryland ballot on Friday, days after he ended his presidential campaign in Iowa.

In some ways, it was lucky timing for the former two-term governor.

The Maryland Board of Elections requires candidates to withdraw their name from the ballot by Friday evening -- soon after the Iowa caucuses and before the New Hampshire primary.

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Hogan heads to New Hampshire to stump for Christie

Gov. Larry Hogan will appear in New  Hampshire Saturday with his favorite Republican presidential candidate,  Chris Christie, as the days dwindle down before a primary that could decide whether the New Jersey governor stays in the race.

Hogan is scheduled to appear alongside Massachusetts Gov.

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