Baltimore City Council condemns Trump's rhetoric, days before his visit

John A. Olszewski, Jr.

Candidates already lining up for Baltimore County executive in 2018

Candidates already lining up for Baltimore County executive in 2018

It's nearly two years until Baltimore County voters pick their next county executive, but Democrats and Republicans are already preparing for a race that both parties expect to be highly competitive.

Democrats, who have held the office since 1994, are eager to defend their turf. Three prominent officials — County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond, state Sen. Jim Brochin and former state Del. John Olszewski Jr. — say they are considering a run to lead the state's third-largest county.

"We want to keep the momentum going," said Tara Ebersole, chairwoman of the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee.

But Republicans, encouraged by the election...

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