Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will swing through Maryland for a series of events on Wednesday in advance of the April 3 primary, the first indication that a state often overlooked in presidential contests could play a more significant role this year.
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Yesterday Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that "House of Cards" — a Washington-based TV series starring Kevin Spacey — will be filmed in Baltimore this spring, making it the third political drama to be produced in Maryland in less than a year.
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks stripped the nation of its sense of invulnerability and realigned politics in a way not seen since the height of the Cold War, the impact on voters and candidates is beginning to wane, experts and elected officials say.
A string of GOP heavyweights, including several presidential candidates, have campaigned in Maryland in recent months, despite the state's reputation as a Democratic stronghold. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is to visit this week.