The battle lines already are forming in advance of Baltimore County's elections next year. The race for county executive could be wide open.
Both the Republican and Democratic primaries will be hotly contested. Overhanging the county elections will be popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's attempt to gain a second term amid growing discontent in Maryland over the Trump presidency.
Two Republicans are eyeing the GOP nomination for county executive: state Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer and Del. Pat McDonough.
Hogan and the Republican establishment favor Redmer, who represented eastern Baltimore County for 12 years in the General Assembly and worked in the insurance...