For most of the eight years that I was privileged to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates, my legislative district in Montgomery County overlapped two of our state's federal Congressional Districts: the 8th (Chris Van Hollen) and the 4th (Donna Edwards). This means we shared the casework of nearly 100,000 constituents, with my office covering their state needs and Van Hollen and Edwards working on their federal concerns. This experience gave me an intimate view.
The two Democratic candidates running for Maryland's open Senate seat battled over criminal justice and trade in their first televised debate Friday and offered widely different stylistic views for how they would approach filling the seat held for three decades by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
WASHINGTON -- The two leading Democratic candidates for Maryland's open Senate seat, meeting for their first debate on Friday, clashed over their records and their vision for what kind of lawmaker would be best to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- an outsider offering new perspective, or a veteran with experience getting legislation approved.
Maryland's mostly Democratic congressional delegation offered strong words of support on Wednesday for President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, and its members called on Republican leaders in the Senate to schedule a confirmation hearing.
The race for Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's seat in the U.S. Senate remains a dead heat, making Maryland's contest among the most competitive Democratic primaries in the nation, a poll released on Tuesday has found.
The two leading Maryland Democrats running to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski have agreed to four debates, including two that will be broadcast on television, the campaigns said in a joint statement Friday.
U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, a Democrat, is Mr. Gerrymander. He first gained national office in 2003 in large part due to the gerrymandering of Maryland's Eighth Congressional District. The reshaping of the Eighth District was done by Maryland Democrats with the intent to eliminate Republican Connie Morella, who had held that seat for about 16 years.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, a former state lawmaker who briefly flirted with a run for the Republican nomination for Senate, has announced he will forgo a campaign in favor of remaining in his current job.
More than a dozen national union leaders have sent a scathing letter to U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chastising her for supporting an expanded guest worker program and accusing her of selling out American workers.
After representing her hometown in Congress for nearly four decades, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski says Baltimore needs a renewal of self-confidence after a challenging year that brought rioting to its streets.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen's Senate campaign aired a new television ad Wednesday touting his record on women's issues, the latest sign of the battle underway for a demographic that will play a key role in choosing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's successor.
WASHINGTON — Leaders of Maryland's seafood industry are cheering language included in the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that protects a guest worker program they deem critical for crab season, but are concerned about the future when their biggest champion on Capitol Hill retires.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill congressional leaders unveiled early Wednesday includes $390 million to begin work on a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation – a coup for a Maryland lawmaker likely making her last mark on federal funding.
to the a poll released over the weekend,, a whopping 63 percent of Marylanders approve of the job Hogan's doing, even exceeding the job approval ratings for Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski who picked up a 61 percent rating.
A powerful group with deep ties to Maryland politics said Monday it will spend $1 million on advertising for Rep. Donna Edwards' campaign for Senate -- hoping to rebalance a race that increasingly appears to favor her opponent, Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
The Pentagon's glitch-prone, $2.7-billion system of radar-equipped blimps — designed to safeguard the nation's capital against cruise missiles and other airborne threats — has long been a source of frustration to military leaders. A month ago, it became a punch line.
A powerful political group that helped elect Barbara A. Mikulski to the Senate nearly 30 years ago will spend $1 million in advertising for Rep. Donna F. Edwards' campaign to be her successor, helping to close an advertising gap with her better-funded opponent.
President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 Americans during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, paying tribute to one of the nation's foremost composers, several sports figures and Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
Kathy Szeliga holds a slight edge in the Republican primary race for Senate, as candidates hope to harness the momentum from the party's gubernatorial win last year in replacing retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
After two months of targeting Baltimore-area voters with television advertising, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has opened a significant, double-digit lead in Maryland's closely watched Senate primary race, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun.
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announced endorsements Tuesday of more than 70 officials and community leaders in Maryland -- including most of the state's congressional delegation -- underscoring the sway the former secretary of state holds even in the home territory of a rival.
Maryland Democrats turned to a homegrown star and an up-and-comer from New Jersey Monday night as the state's majority party worked to dig out from the rubble of last year's crushing defeat in the race for governor.
A Republican state lawmaker from Baltimore County who is among the highest ranked female elected officials in Annapolis is building a campaign for U.S. Senate, giving some state GOP leaders a burst of hope that the party can compete for the seat held by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and other members of the Baltimore-area delegation urged federal housing officials on Friday to immediately restore rental assistance to families, particularly in Columbia, who might be forced to move because of proposed changes reducing the amount of aid they receive.
Pope Francis urged the country to set aside partisan divisions and focus instead on hope and healing in a historic address to Congress on Thursday that briefly suspended political rancor in the nation's capital.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a chorus of Democrats and religious groups on Monday calling for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson to retract his remarks about Muslims seeking the presidency.
A disabled Army veteran who was fired from the Baltimore Veterans Affairs office for complaining to Sen. Barbara Mikulski about his paperwork being lost was scheduled to go back to work Tuesday, officials said.