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  • Early voting exceeds 140,000, setting primary record

    Early voting exceeds 140,000, setting primary record
    More than 140,000 Marylanders went to the polls to cast early ballots in Tuesday's election, setting a record for a state primary, according to figures released Friday. The eight-day early-voting period ended Thursday night with more than 4 percent of...
  • Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives

    Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives
    Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican in Congress, said Friday he is seeking the chairmanship of an influential conservative caucus of lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Cockeysville lawmaker wants to lead the Republican Study...
  • Early voting finished with a flourish in Harford

    Early voting finished with a flourish in Harford
    Early voting picked up steam on the final two days to close with a flourish in Harford County. Almost 4 percent of the county's eligible voters participated over the eight days of early voting that ran from June 12 through 8 p.m. Thursday, according...
  • Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests

    Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests
    How many votes does it take to win a primary for governor in Maryland? Considering this is a state of nearly 6 million people, not many. If turnout Tuesday is on par with the last gubernatorial primary four years ago, 180,000 votes could theoretically...
  • Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls

    Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls
    Maryland's Democratic and Republican contenders for governor are sparing no effort to pull every last supporter to the polls Tuesday in a primary for which many voters aren't ready. Likely voters can expect a barrage of phone calls and a flood of...
  • Republicans getting down to business

    Republicans getting down to business
    I was a little startled by something I saw Monday morning on Interstate 70, about halfway between Hagerstown and Frederick. As I approached the Appalachian Trail footbridge that passes over the highway, I looked up and saw what appeared to be a...
  • Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center

    Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center
    Michael Anthony Peroutka and David Whitney, who are vying for the same seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, are members of the League of the South, an organization whose stated goal is the secession of Southern states. Peroutka also believes...
  • On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]

    On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]
    Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset. Most of the...
  • A vote for Neuman is a rebuke to the GOP establishment [Letter]

    A vote for Neuman is a rebuke to the GOP establishment [Letter]
    To my fellow Republicans I'd like to say that three years ago, Del. Steve Schuh asked me to be on his steering committee for his campaign to replace Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold. I agreed to support Steve at the time, as I considered him a...
  • Primary election day coming up for Harford voters

    Primary election day coming up for Harford voters
    The preliminaries are over and Tuesday will be Primary Election Day in Harford County, with a number of local offices and several legislative seats on the line. Polls for 88 voting precincts in Harford will be open at 65 locations across the county from...
  • House challengers in Md. look to Cantor's loss for inspiration

    House challengers in Md. look to Cantor's loss for inspiration
    When first-time House candidate Jonathan Goff Jr. was learning how to fill out a campaign finance report, an official at the Federal Election Commission handed him a sample filing from one of the most prominent members of Congress. The name stamped on...
  • Democrats decry term in story on O'Malley's outreach to Hispanics

    Democrats decry term in story on O'Malley's outreach to Hispanics
    WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee is pushing back on a comment made by a Republican spokeswoman that accused Gov. Martin O'Malley of "Hispandering" to Latino voters, calling the term "silly and offensive." The term appeared in a BuzzFeed...