| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job.
"I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Frederick voters may notice a theme to their primary ballots next month: Young for state senator. Young for county executive. Young for county school board. Young for state delegate.
Politics, after all, is the Young family business.
"I was driving...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:58 PM
For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents.
"Baltimore County is...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 AM
He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who briefly considered running for governor himself last year, endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for the job on Tuesday.
The Baltimore County Democrat was one of the last holdouts in the congressional delegation to pick a...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The primary election for state and local candidates is fast approaching: the June 24 polling date is, as of today, less than a month away.
This year, with eight wide-open state-level House and Senate seats and a vacancy on the County Council and for...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has strengthened his lead in the fiercely contested Democratic primary for governor and enters the campaign's final two weeks with a 2-1 advantage over his closest competitor, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn’t help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A Valentine's Day agreement among the Democrats running for governor to cooperate on setting up debates collapsed Wednesday as his rivals accused front-runner Anthony G. Brown of ducking a third televised encounter.
The lieutenant governor's campaign...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Del. Jon S. Cardin expressed remorse Thursday for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year but said the votes he missed generally weren't close, and he needed to spend time with his pregnant wife and young daughter.
"I certainly regret...
| May 3, 2014
Go ahead and try pinning down Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett about whom he'll endorse in the Democratic primary for governor. Leggett may smile politely, but he will be wincing on the inside.
You might as well ask him which of his...