Capitol Steps:This one would fit under both the gubernatorial and Senate race; likely candidate for governorand Senate candidatego where few Democrats have gone before--(in this AP-via-the HagerstownHerald-Mailstory)--to look for votes, funds, etc. And in thisJewish Timespiece, ever-more-likely Senate candidate Lt. Gov.does the same in's Jewish community.In othernews, Mayor O'Malley's likely Democratic primary opponent, Montgomery County Executive, took in $500,000 at alast Wednesday. Speaking of Duncan, thisby Tim Craig from last Thursday raises some good points about how the former Rockville mayor's &quot;cafeteria&quot; Catholicism (and O'Malley's, too) will play in the upcoming race.Then there's the latest--look for further updates all week, I'm guessing--but nothing surprising here. In the, O'Malley beats everyone, Ehrlich beats Duncan. Things are close in theDem primary (with Mfume slightly ahead ofand both well ahead of) , and Steele looks better than expected in the general.Keiffer Madness:At tonight's City Council meeting, a set of bills to finance the long-promisedis expected to be introduced. However, don't expect Councilman--who's been--to get much say. According to Eric Siegel's SundaySunarticle, Council President Sheila Dixonthe bills to the &quot;Committee of the Whole&quot; rather than the Taxation and Finance Committee, which Mitchell chairs.Going in Circles:If you've been reading The Third Floor, the, or, you already know that the state and county's effort to buildstudent housing near Towson Circle is causing much--shock!!--consternation among the area's(they don't want parties every weekend, etc.). Laura Barnhardt's SundaySunstory catches everyone else up.Over the Limit:Could be wrong, but I didn't see this one anywhere else. According to S.A. Miller's SaturdayWashington Timesstory, thehasa dozen-plus companies for making political donations of more than $10,000, the state's cap.They're Watching You:Following the lead ofand, Anne Arundel Countyrequiring surveillance cameras in shopping-center parking lots.Stay Outside:Finally, some news on the suburban &quot;town center&quot; beat: Columbia'sgets a reprieve, but area around is still to bewith condos, offices, etc. And in Owings Mills, plans to turn the area around theinto a $220 million &quot;town center&quot; are--thanks to revived interest from a--.