Republican Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to win a second term Tuesday, lifted by Democrats who crossed party lines to vote for his centrist approach to governing despite their anger over President Donald Trump.
With thunderstorms in the forecast, political and nonpartisan operations alike are in overdrive to get hundreds of thousands of Marylanders voters to the polls on Election Day. And political campaigns for races large and small aren’t resting until they crash Tuesday night.
By Luke Broadwater, Michael Dresser and Pamela Wood
Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Neal Simon says Republican Gov. Larry Hogan told him recently he voted for him. In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, Hogan declined to say who he voted for, but said he voted for an independent candidate among his choices for offices on the ballot.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, Democratic challenger Ben Jealous and other candidates on Maryland ballots are engaging in a final blitz to persuade undecided voters and get their supporters to the polls. Hogan is rallying in Annapolis and Grasonville; Jealous in Wheaton and the Baltimore area.
By Luke Broadwater, Michael Dresser and Pamela Wood
During the course of an hour-long interview at the state university system’s Baltimore headquarters, football coach DJ Durkin gave a speech that dramatically changed the course of events and convinced board members he should stay, according to several sources.
James Brady, the chairman of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, resigned Thursday, overtaken by the whirlwind of controversy at the state’s flagship university that began with the June death of football player Jordan McNair.
By Christina Tkacik, Scott Dance and Luke Broadwater
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday morning that he was “shocked” and “outraged” by the Maryland Board of Regents’ decision to reinstate football coach DJ Durkin and called school President Wallace Loh’s decision to defy the board and fire the coach a “big step” forward.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh fired football coach DJ Durkin a day after the University System of Maryland Board of Regents reinstated him. Loh said he took the action after meeting with the Student Government Association, department chairs and other campus leadership.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan issued a scathing rebuke to the University System of Maryland’s governing body, calling on it to reconsider its decisions to keep the flagship university’s football coach and athletic director while accepting the campus president's decision to retire.
James Brady, whom Gov. Larry Hogan appointed to head the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, threw a wrench into the final week of the gubernatorial campaign. He announced a decision to keep the University of Maryland's football coach and athletic director, despite a player's death.
Leaders of Maryland’s House of Delegates on Wednesday announced they will hold a hearing investigating the University of Maryland’s football culture and the Board of Regents decision to retain the football coach and athletic director while the president retires.
The University System of Maryland’s governing body on Tuesday will recommend that University of Maryland athletic director Damon Evans and head football coach DJ Durkin remain in their positions, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
Federal and state officials are launching reviews of hate crime laws and reporting practices after a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the rise of anti-Jewish incidents here in Maryland. They're searching for what more can be done to stop a surge of anti-Semitism in the United States.
Halfway through Maryland’s early voting, turnout is more than double where it was during the 2014 gubernatorial election. That's a development Democrats are touting as a good sign for their candidates. But state officials say given past patterns, early voting is taking voters from Election Day.
University president Wallace Loh, athletic director Damon Evans and football coach DJ Durkin will speak with the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents during a closed session Friday afternoon.
Gov. Larry Hogan reports raising more than $2.4 million in the past two months — giving him $3.3 million to spend in the last week of his re-election campaign. He maintained a significant advantage over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, who raised $1.8 million and has $275,000 in cash on hand.
mid an investigation into the culture of the University of Maryland’s football program, power players in the state are preemptively mobilizing to defend President Wallace Loh. They worry he is being made a “scapegoat” and they say black Marylanders support Loh.
While Marylanders focus on the race for governor, political insiders have their eyes on an effort that could remake how governance works in the state. There's a Republican “Drive for Five” campaign to flip five seats in the state Senate. That would break the Democrats' supermajority.
An independent review of the University of Maryland’s football program stopped short of calling the program’s culture “toxic,” as alleged in multiple media reports, but it did find there was a “culture where problems festered because too many players feared speaking out.”
For nearly four years, Gov. Larry Hogan has done something almost unthinkable for a Republican in Maryland: maintain sky-high job approval ratings. Hogan consistently polls as one of the most popular governors in the country. Hogan, 62, has achieved popularity through a blend of factors.
Members of Baltimore’s Community Relations Council are advocating for Mayor Catherine Pugh to reinstate state Sen. Jill Carter as director of the city’s civil rights office. On the advice of the city solicitor, Carter moved from the top job to that of deputy after she joined the Senate.
Democrat Ben Jealous’ campaign for governor said its models indicate that registered Democrats will make up just 57 percent of voters by Election Day. That would be slight bump from the last gubernatorial election four years ago but hardly a dramatic “blue wave” as Jealous has predicted.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous says his ethics reform plan would prevent “conflicts of interest and end pay-to-play politics in Annapolis.” Jealous says he wouldn't meet with lobbyists convicted of fraud, such as Gerard Evans, although he sought Evans' support in the past.
Baltimore lawmakers voted for “Complete Streets" legislation aimed at forcing the city's transportation department to provide more bike lanes, sidewalks and public transit options. City Councilman Ryan Dorsey says his bill will help build the city "around people" instead of around driving.
The Baltimore City Council is tightening restrictions on lobbyists and requiring the City Ethics Board to post lobbying disclosure forms online for the public to view. Councilman Zeke Cohen was the lead sponsor of a bill that he says will make Baltimore "more transparent and open.
The Baltimore City Council voted to hike taxes on real estate transactions to fund a $20 million Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The move earned cheers from advocates but concern from city budget director Robert Cenname. He says the city's tax burden could lead investors to look elsewhere.
For weeks, Maryland leaders have been touting a bipartisan deal that will allow the state’s residents to pay lower premiums to buy health insurance — the first such rate reductions in years. But what state officials didn’t highlight is that as premiums are going down, deductibles are going up.
Despite polls gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous trailing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan by double digits, Maryland Democrats say a surge in absentee ballot requests shows a “blue wave” will wash over the state on Election Day in November.
In poll after poll, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has led by an average of 18 percentage points over his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous. That's in Maryland, where Hillary Clinton easily defeated Donald Trump by nearly 30 points in 2016 and Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1.
A video from Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign mocks several instances in which his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous incorrectly said he was running for offices other than Maryland governor — including an instance in which Jealous said he was running for governor of Virginia.
The Republican Governors Association continues a multi-million-dollar campaign against the Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland, Ben Jealous. Its latest ad brings the RGA to around $3.2 million in spending to attack Jealous on voters' screens. GOP Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking re-election.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan denies that he would ever endorse fellow Republican John Grasso, an Anne Arundel County Councilman running for state senate who made headlines this week for posting anti-Muslim material on his Facebook page. Yet Hogan appears on a Grasso campaign flyer endorsing him.
Republican Rep. Andy Harris says his wrist was bruised during a protest at his Capitol Hill office that shows the "problem with political discourse today." U.S. Capitol Police arrested two protesters from Maryland Marijuana Justice on charges of using marijuana in a prohibited public space.
Gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has pledged to deliver an all-Democratic congressional delegation if he’s elected. And Jealous is warning his fellow Democrats that if Republican Gov. Larry Hogan wins re-election, Hogan would boost the number of GOP members of Congress to split the delegation.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is among four Republican governors calling on the U.S. Senate to delay a confirmation vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until there’s an independent investigation of whether he committed one or more sexual assaults while in high school.
Baltimore City Council Public Safety Committee Chairman Brandon Scott has agreed to hold a hearing about whether the city should authorize a private company to fly a surveillance plane to film criminal activity. Persistent Surveillance Systems has been lobbying to return to the city's skies.
Once again, most of Baltimore’s highest paid employees are police officers. Surging police overtime expenses in fiscal year 2018 meant that 40 of the 50 highest-paid city employees work for the police department — including seven of the top 10.
Eleven state delegates from Montgomery County are calling on county police and State's Attorney John McCarthy to investigate allegations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh committed sexual assaults in the 1980s while a high school student at Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda.
The FBI released Monday crime data that show Baltimore has the nation’s highest homicide rate among big cities. There were 342 homicides last year in the city. That's 56 per 100,000 people who live in Baltimore. The FBI says that's the highest rate of any U.S. city with more than 500,000 people.
During an hour-long debate Monday at Maryland Public Television, Democrat Ben Jealous portrayed Maryland as failing under Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s leadership. The schools? Sliding backward. The economy? Stagnant. Crime? On the rise. Hogan’s response: “It’s like you’re living in a dream world."