Baltimore television stations were expecting little in the way of political advertising this campaign year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed and competing casino companies against one another.
Like most students gathered at the Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday to watch the first presidential debate, senior Nicholas DePaul walked into the room as a strong supporter of President Barack Obama. But 30 minutes into the debate, DePaul seemed deflated by the president's performance.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland GOP Senate candidate Daniel Bongino will report raising at least $650,000 for his campaign since July, a significantly larger haul than he has had in any quarter since announcing his candidacy last year.
Rob Sobhani, the Montgomery County businessman who announced an independent run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Ben Cardin only this month, has leapt to a statistical tie for second place in the race, according to a Gonzalez poll of Maryland voters released Wednesday.
Rob Sobhani, an independent who turned in 77,000 signatures to the state Board of Elections to get his name on the Nov. 6 ballot, has spent $1.5 million of his own money on ads as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate.
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.
With primary battles settled, the conventions over and the general election less than two months away, Democrats and Republicans now turn to the end game: reaching out to persuade the few remaining undecided voters that their nominee is the one to solve the nation's problems.
Arguing that he needs more time to fix the nation's sluggish economy, President Barack Obama formally accepted his party's nomination for a second term Thursday while stressing that voters will face a stark choice in November that could affect their lives for decades to come.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would only move the nation backward.
Maryland's delegation to the Republican National Convention returns home to a state that Mitt Romney is given little chance of carrying in November and a slate of congressional candidates that is being heavily outspent in every district but one. In other words, state Republicans come back to reality
Sen. Ben Cardin, a Baltimore Democrat, started his day in Laurel Aug. 30 with lunch at the Laurel Municipal Center, joined by city officials and local business owners, then boarded a bus to Main Street, where they visited longtime businesses Rainbow Florist and Delectables and the Laurel Meat Market.
The office, located in the Normandy Shopping Center, houses campaign signs, bumper stickers and literature for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino, U.S. House of Representative candidates Frank Mirabile (District 7), Eric Knowles (District 3) and Nancy Jacobs (District 2) and Board of Education candidate Bob Ballinger.
As the formal process of choosing a nominee played out at the Republican National Convention here Tuesday, much of the messaging that will actually reach voters back home was taking place off stage as an army of political surrogates jabbed and deflected under the glare of studio lights.
Howard County Public School System Superintendent Renee Foose, along with County Executive Ken Uman, Board of Education Chairwoman Sandra French and Sen. Ben Cardin, toured several schools on the first day of classes in Howard County. Many county schools received visits from local officials this morning, and Foose said she plans to visit every school personally by the end of the first grading period.
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin joined an informal Chicken Caucus of senators Monday to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to step up efforts to help the mid-Atlantic poultry industry cope with the economic impact of drought.
Maryland enters uncharted political territory this fall as voters for the first time in decades face four major ballot questions. It is likely to feature an onslaught of costly advertising as competing interests — from all over the country — try to sway the state's electorate
The office, located in Suite 210 of 5560 Sterrett Place in Columbia, is home to volunteers of the coordinated campaign for President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and Democrats running for Congress in 2012.
Policies to change building codes in flood plains and on coastlines, construct offshore wind turbines and manage suburban sprawl could find political opportunity, officials hope, as recent extreme weather renews a conversation on climate change in Maryland and nationally.