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  • Early turnout light on primary day in Harford's GOP areas

    Early turnout light on primary day in Harford's GOP areas
    Precinct officials, supporters of candidates and voters reported a light, but steady, turnout at polling places around heavily Republican central and northern Harford County for Tuesday's primary election. Polling places in Abingdon, Bel Air, Fallston...
  • Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day

    Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day
    A slow but steady trickle of Route 40-area voters hit the polls Tuesday morning in Harford County to cast their ballots for what many are calling a less-than-eventful primary election. Some of the more popular polling sites, like Aberdeen High School...
  • Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races

    Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races
    At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges. With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James...
  • On to November [Editorial]

    On to November  [Editorial]
    Despite a spirited three-way contest, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appears on his way to a convincing victory in the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary. On the Republican side, businessman and former state cabinet secretary Larry Hogan also emerged...
  • Twitter swamps TV in covering early returns

    Twitter swamps TV in covering early returns
    If you wanted any real sense of what was going on in the first hour after primary election polls closed Tuesday night, you had to go online or, better yet, plug into Twitter, because TV didn't seem to be trying hard at all. I am not talking about...
  • Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general

    Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general
    Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general. Frosh, 67, who had trailed in early polls...
  • On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home

    On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home
    As votes were being counted Tuesday night, politicians and poll workers estimated that the turnout for the primary was among the lowest in recent history — leading some to call for the voting to be moved back to the fall in future years. Despite...
  • Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]

    Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]
    Fortunately for Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley has had the foresight to transition our state toward renewable energy sources for power generation. As a result of the passage of the Off-Shore Wind Bill and the veto of House Bill 1168, an anti-on-land...
  • Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests

    Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests
    How many votes does it take to win a primary for governor in Maryland? Considering this is a state of nearly 6 million people, not many. If turnout Tuesday is on par with the last gubernatorial primary four years ago, 180,000 votes could theoretically...
  • For the Maryland 80 percent, still time to get off the bench

    For the Maryland 80 percent, still time to get off the bench
    Among the 80 percent of registered Republicans and Democrats who stayed away from Maryland's primary was Sally Staehle of Baltimore. She wrote me a letter to explain why she took a pass on voting this time around. "I turned off to local politics when I...
  • Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls

    Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls
    Maryland's Democratic and Republican contenders for governor are sparing no effort to pull every last supporter to the polls Tuesday in a primary for which many voters aren't ready. Likely voters can expect a barrage of phone calls and a flood of...
  • Republicans getting down to business

    Republicans getting down to business
    I was a little startled by something I saw Monday morning on Interstate 70, about halfway between Hagerstown and Frederick. As I approached the Appalachian Trail footbridge that passes over the highway, I looked up and saw what appeared to be a...