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Paul Sarbanes
Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong
Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong

Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future. In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the Democrats began the work of piecing together what went wrong for them in Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s loss to Republican Larry Hogan. Speaking for the group after the meeting, Mikulski said the officials agreed that they need to examine how much the loss was a result of national “head winds” and how much it was a result of conditions in Maryland. “We feel we’ve got a lot of homework to do, advice to...