Ron George

Maryland politics: A 2018 preview

Maryland politics: A 2018 preview

As the first midterm elections of the Trump era approach, voters are fired up nationwide, and that could have big implications in Maryland. Although the state isn’t expected to be a key battleground in the fights for control of the House or Senate, it’s a reasonable bet that turnout will be high, and it’s hard to predict what impact that will have on the races for governor, the General Assembly and local offices. Here are some key things to watch as 2018 unfolds.

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