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  • Two congressmen discuss state redistricting with O'Malley

    Two congressmen discuss state redistricting with O'Malley
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday night that two Maryland congressmen — one Democrat, one Republican — have asked him to make "substantial" changes in the state's proposed new political map. O'Malley spoke after back-to-back meetings in...
  • Congressional proposal would shift Carroll County into 1st, 8th districts

    Carroll County would be split between two districts in Congress — one aligned with western Maryland and Montgomery County and the other reaching to the Eastern Shore — under the proposal unveiled this past week by the Governor's...
  • O'Malley unveils proposed congressional map

    Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley released his congressional redistricting plan Saturday evening, hours after a handful of African-American lawmakers walked out of a Legislative Black Caucus meeting and prevented the group from taking an official position...
  • Some Marylanders question odd pairings in proposed new congressional map

    Jim Schillinger, a fourth-generation farmer from Severn, has occasionally tussled with politicians who don't understand the first thing about crop yields or the rising cost of fertilizer. When he tries to explain his concerns, it's as if they don't...
  • In 8th Congressional District, it's 'getting to know you'

    In 8th Congressional District, it's 'getting to know you'
    Redistricting, early voting and the flood of interest from a presidential election year has made March a critical month for candidates vying for positions in Congress, perhaps none as hectic as the 8th Congressional District race. Carroll County has...
  • Cheating by China threatens Maryland jobs

    Cheating by China threatens Maryland jobs
    They still don't get it. Every four years, presidential candidates pledge allegiance to American manufacturing and profess a love for "Made in America." But when the going gets tough, no presidential candidate can match this rhetoric with action. In a...
  • Key races, little interest as primary nears

    Key races, little interest as primary nears
    Despite high-profile races — including a Republican presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state and a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland — elections officials predict that turnout could fall...
  • For 6th District Republicans, the gerrymander blues

    For 6th District Republicans, the gerrymander blues
    As Tuesday's congressional primary approaches, Western Maryland Democrats, longing for a change in representation, have reason to be optimistic. Republicans, on the other hand, have reason to sing the blues. The change in the 6th Congressional District...
  • Board of Elections says DiMaggio hangs onto fourth slot in school board race

    In the wake of the April 3 primary election, the closest race in Carroll County proved to be the Board of Election, but elections officials said Thursday that it appeared to be settled. Seven candidates were vying for two open seats on the board, and...
  • Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map

    Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
  • Gerrymandering the news

    Gerrymandering the news
    As Maryland's General Assembly considers proposals for new congressional districts this week, plenty of people are upset about how the new lines might affect election outcomes. Few, it seems, have noticed that by gerrymandering voting districts,...
  • National Democrats rally in Maryland for 2012

    In the state's first large-scale campaign event of the 2012 election cycle, Maryland Democrats hosted their party's national leader Wednesday for a rally intended to energize voters and drum up support for President Barack Obama's re-election. The...