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Maryland Democrats expected to turn to ex-lawmaker Poole as chairman
Maryland Democrats expected to turn to ex-lawmaker Poole as chairman

The Maryland Democratic Party is expected to turn to a moderate former delegate from Western Maryland as its next chairman as it seeks to rebuild after a devastating loss in last year's gubernatorial race. Several highly-placed party activists said D. Bruce Poole, a former majority leader in the House of Delegates, is the consensus choice to replace Yvette Lewis as party chair at an executive committee meeting Thursday night. Lewis, who has held that position since 2011, said she will submit her resignation at that meeting. She said she began informing people of her decision to step down for family reasons last week. Lewis said her father recently died and that she has had...

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