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."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came to Baltimore to stump for Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous. Gillibrand joins other national Democratic figures, including former Vice President Joe Biden and senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in supporting Jealous.
The Maryland State Education Association and the Montgomery County Education Association want a judge to block Republican Gov. Larry Hogan from using an apple logo on his campaign materials. They say the symbol is a trademarked sign of candidates and issues that the unions support.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's campaign trolled the Maryland State Education Association after its representatives warned him that he was violating a trademark logo. Candidates supported by the union use its red apple on their campaign materials to demonstrate their education bona fides to voters.
With less than two months to go before Election Day, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has increased his already large lead over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, according to a new poll from Goucher College. The survey conducted statewide last week reported Hogan lead Jealous by 22 percentage points.
Marylanders continue to give Republican Gov. Larry Hogan high marks for his management of the state, but they also support several key initiatives of his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous, according to a new Goucher College poll.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous on Monday a released a new plan aimed at curbing prescription drug costs in Maryland. Called a “New Rx For Maryland,” it plan proposes creating a prescription drug affordability board to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for rising costs
Democrat Ben Jealous released his first TV ad of the general election Sunday — beginning what he said will be an advertising campaign that will keep him on voters’ screens through the November election.
Democratic incumbent Brian Frosh and his Republican challenger, Craig Wolf, have agreed to two debates in Maryland's attorney general race. But deciding when and where they should be has become contentious.
Maryland's Howard County — a swing jurisdiction that’s had two Democrats and two Republicans as county executives since 1990 — often mirrors the sentiment of the state as a whole, and political observers are watching the Allan Kittleman-Calvin Ball race for signs of trends.
The Bread and Roses Party, a self-identified socialist group, is 227 certified signatures away from the 10,000 it needs to get onto the ballot in Maryland. The state Board of Elections rejected the party's request to list Jerome Segal as its U.S. Senate candidate, and he's suing the board.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s re-election campaign this week launched a website featuring a Jeopardy-style game show that mocks Democratic challenger Ben Jealous as embracing reckless tax-and-spend policies.
Ben Jealous, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, wants to reform the state’s criminal justice system by shrinking the prison population by 30 percent and cutting an estimated $660 million from the state’s budget.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Ben Jealous for Maryland governor — the latest in a series of high-profile Democrats backing the former NAACP president in his underdog campaign against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
The Jealous campaign on Tuesday said the former NAACP president and his running Susan Turnbull had raised more than $1 million in about two months, but had only about $386,000 on hand — compared to more than $9.4 million for the Hogan campaign.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous wants to move ahead on the State Center redevelopment project. Scott Sloofman, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan’s re-election campaign, said Jealous’ proposal is illegal.
The re-election campaign of Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday he has raised more than $2.5 million in about two months — allowing the governor and his running mate Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to maintain a formidable warchest headed into the race’s final months.