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Christopher Van Hollen Jr.

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  • Debt crisis could have outsized effect on Maryland

    Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein. A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
  • Van Hollen is right: Medicaid cuts hurt everyone

    Contrary to Robert Erlandson's letter ( "Van Hollen shows why it will be so hard to reduce the deficit," July 26), Rep. Chris Van Hollen's op-ed ("Medicaid cuts would hurt us all," July 25) correctly pointed out the consequences of cutting Medicaid. As...
  • Sarbanes, Harris lead in 2012 race for cash

    Rep. John P. Sarbanes, a third-term Democrat who faces little opposition for re-election in 2012, raised more campaign cash than any other Baltimore-area member of Congress in the past three months, campaign finance reports made public over the weekend...
  • 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...
  • Protect programs that keep kids out of poverty

    Protect programs that keep kids out of poverty
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and other members of the congressional "supercommittee" created by this summer's federal deficit ceiling law are charged with making a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit. That's a daunting task. But as new Census...